Akari Tagawa was born and raised in Kanagawa, Japan, where she began her training at the age of 5. She moved to The Rock school in Philadelphia at the age 16, she performed the role of Sugar plum fairy in the Nutcracker. In 2022, she moved to The Washington School of Ballet, she performed the role of Clara in The Nutcracker. In the summer of 2023, she participated in The School of Ballet Arizona. She then joined the Studio Company. This is her first season as a Ballet Arizona Studio Company member.