Momo Suzuki (Japanese Folk Dance) started studying classical Japanese Dance at the age of seven, with the Fujima School of Yamagata, Japan. She studied traditional Japanese Folk dance at the Toriko Ogawa School under Sensei Ogawa who was also the Folk dance instructor for Japan Victor Corporation. As a member of the Kamioka Japanese Folk Dance Company of Tokyo (as both a student and a teacher) she taught special dance workshops throughout the Tokyo area. After coming to New York in 1983, she performed at La Mama and Marymount theaters with the Hibiki Performing Arts Group. She also performed with Louis Johnson (choreographer for the 'WIZ') at the Henry Street Settlement. In 1992, Ms. Suzuki founded The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York Inc. to promote and preserve traditional folk dances of Japan. She has performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The University of Idaho Jazz Festival (with Lionel Hampton). She has performed at various social, cultural and educational events and is available for booking through Lotus Music & Dance Studios.