舞 (Mai) is also known as Ruppina. Real name: 工藤舞, Kudou Mai) was born July 18, 1984 in Ishikari, Hokkaido, Japan. She has been involved musically and enjoyed singing since she was a child. During her sixth year in elementary school she was part of Ishikari Kurenai Taiko, a drum group, and Ishikari Ryuusei Umi, a soran (traditional Japanese dance) dance group. It was a huge team, winning the semi-grand prix award out of 400 teams in her second year of high school.