#INFINITE INCLUSION LEADER
Dance artist, stroke survivor, inclusion keynote speaker, and Founder of Infinite Flow - An Inclusive Dance Company, Marisa Hamamoto leads a global movement for #InfiniteInclusion. After 20 years of dancing ballet and contemporary dance in both the US and Japan, Marisa discovered & fell in love with ballroom dancing while recovering from spinal cord infarction, a rare stroke which caused her to be temporarily paralyzed from the neck down while in college. I
n 2015, Marisa founded Infinite Flow, a professional inclusive dance company and nonprofit with a mission to make dance accessible to all and use dance to inspire inclusivity. Marisa has organized 200+ inclusive dance classes, and has brought Infinite Flow’s professional dancers with and without disabilities to perform at over 100 events, from school assemblies to corporate events with Apple, Red Bull, Porsche, Kaiser Permanente, and others.
Infinite Flow’s videos have been viewed by over 50 Million people and she has been featured in over 100 media outlets including NBC Today, Good Morning America, Refinery 29, and others. Marisa and wheelchair ballroom world champion Piotr Iwanicki made history by being the first dancers to perform at Apple’s Steve Jobs Theater with CEO Tim Cook in the audience, and Sheryl Sandberg, George Takei, and other influencers have endorsed her work as well.
As a social entrepreneur and thought leader she is a Fellow with Red Bull Amaphiko, Facebook Community Leadership Program, and Social Venture Partners Los Angeles. Marisa is a leader, artist, and speaker on the rise looking to empower people through dance and storytelling to think outside the box, disable bias, build new connections, and create breakthrough innovations.