The importance of experimenting with other artists and their visions has enabled me to define my own creative focus. My inner passion will always be the perpetual desire to communicate through the kinetic art form of dance and have others find delight in it as well.
The direct goal of each session with my students is to have them become aware of their surroundings in relationship to what their bodies can do. The elements of dance are layered into the classroom curriculum for a whole mind and body experience. While learning from nature and technology, they will experience and learn the importance of knowing the communication potential they have within themselves.
Mimi Wisnosky has been surrounded by the dance world since the beginning of her life – thanks to her mother’s influence as a committed professional modern dance teacher. She studied ballet with Reiko Oda, modern dance with Betty Jones, Gregg Lizenbery, Joe Goode, Marcia Sakamoto Wong, Karen Masaki, Peggy Gaither-Adams; improvisation with her mother and Harriet Glass; and creative movement with Jackie Kellett and Peggy Hunt. Mimi has danced in U.H. Manoa’s and George Mason University’s Spring Concert. She has also danced in many Honolulu independent performances.
The Artistic Teaching Partners (ATP) Roster is an adjudicated directory of Hawai‘i professional teaching artists qualified to conduct in-depth residencies in educational settings. Each artist or arts organization has a page in the directory with contact information, a short bio, and an artist statement. The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts draws from this roster for arts education programs including Art Bento at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum and Artists in the Schools.