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Dancer / Artist   Danzatakara.


Started dancing at 5 years old in Japan. Trained modern dance at Mayumi Fukuda Jazz Ballet studio, also trained with Emzabro (Kyoya Jun) at TOKYOZA Dance department. From a childhood trained in many types of dance styles; jazz, modern, contemporary, ballet, African, and tap dance. Studied in the United States from 15 years old, graduated from Idyllwild Arts Academy dance major in 2007. In IAA pre-professional dance training, trained under Jean-Marie Martz, Anne Crampen, Deborah Brockus, Nora Reynolds Daniel, Stephanie Gilliland, Ron Brown, Ellen Rosa, and Janek Schergen. After graduating from IAA, studied at Marymount Manhattan College Dance Major for 3 months and left for Japan and started flamenco under Susumu Inada. 2009-2010 The School of Toronto Dance Theatre in Toronto in Canada for the professional contemporary dance training. After a year, in September 2011 went to Spain with scholarship to study at Fundación Cristina Heeren de Arte Flamenco, and studied under Miragros Menjibar, Ana Morales, Javier Barron, etc. Went back to Japan in 2012.
 In 2017, took a break from all the dance activities and went to Okinawa. Deeply moved by the Okinawa's traditional performing arts and their peaceful expressions in culture,  started to create a piece about  trance migration of the souls and how people's life circle and connected, and performed the production「YUGAFU」in Tokyo in March 2018.  After then named her creative work as "Project YUGAFU" and pursuing the dance arts as a life work.

  

 

Schools attended:

2004-2007 Idyllwild Arts Academy dance major

2007-2007 Marymount Manhattan College dance major

2009-2009 Tama Arts University

2009-2010 The School of Toronto Dance Theatre

2011-2012 Fundación Cristina Heeren de Arte Flamenco

 

Summer trainings attended:

・2005 Ridgefield Dance Camp in Ridgefield, CT, USA.

・2006 Lines Ballet Summer Dance Intensive in San Francisco, CA, USA.

 

Awards:

2007 Music Center's Spotlight Dance Awards non-classical dance, semi-fianalist.

2007 Bella Lewitzky Memorial Award at IAA.

2011 CAF Concurso de Arte FlamencoⅥ Premio Gente Joven Incentive Award, scholarship to study in Fundación Cristina Heeren.

2011 Flamenco Renaissance ANIF Incentive Award.

2013 CAF Concurso de Arte Flamenco VII, the 2nd Prize.

2015 CAF Concurso de Arte Flamenco Ⅷ, the 2nd Prize.

2017 CAF Concurso de Arte Flamenco Ⅸ, Premio Conservatorio.
2020 Kadoma International Film Festival 2020, Dance Film, Outstanding performance award.