JJ was born and raised in Japan. After moving to LA in 2006 she immediately signed with a dance agency and received her work visa.
She has worked for artists such as Dua Lipa, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, Pink, Paula Abdul, EVE, T-Pain, Logic, Chemical Brothers, Q-tip, Chromeo and more for award shows, music videos, and tours. She was on Emmy Award-winning show “So You Think You Can Dance” season 12 on FOX as a finalist, and also on “Dancing With The Stars” She has appeared in numerous commercials and TV shows such as, Target, Old Navy, Minute Maid, Toyota, Lexus, Tide, Knott’s Berry Farm, Disney American Idol Experience, Ellen, Jimmy Fallon and more.
Being half Japanese and half English, she uses the unique look for modeling. She has modeled for Levi’s, 7UP, Lyft, Danskin, Roxy, Quick Silver and more. She is trained in Hiphop, House, Waacking, Locking, Popping, Ballet, Jazz and Ballroom.
Her unique style comes from all the different styles mashed in together and thats what makes her special.