Bret Yamanaka

Bret Yamanaka is a Yonsei Japanese-American writer and performing artist. He is a Brooklyn Poets Fellow. He began his dance career as the choreographic assistant and eventual répétiteur for the acclaimed modern dance choreographer Donald McKayle. As a Teaching Artist, Bret has taught at The Juilliard School, The University of California, Irvine, and collaborated with dance companies such as Paul Taylor Dance Company and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company.