Part time teachers

Part Time Teacher
Fumiko Ishigaki
Fumiko Ishigaki
【Biography】
Former member of the Wiener Staatsoper in Austria. Fumiko Ishigaki is our Contemporary Dance teacher. Studied at the Ballet Department of the Tokiwa High School, and the Reiko Yamamoto Ballet before becoming a member of the Wiener Staatsoper.
After returning to Japan, she joined renowned contemporary dance company, the Noism2 (Artistic Director: Jo Kanamori).
After leaving the company she performed extensively with the Nibroll, the Toho Musical Company, and Seiko Matsuda's Concert Tour. She also danced for Namie Amuro's Hero (a theme song for Rio de Janeiro Olympics), and other movies and TV commercials.
She travelled to the U.K. to learn contemporary dance further, and graduated from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire with Distinction. She joined our school as a part time teacher in 2020.
Part Time Teacher
Akiyo Ishihashi

CDE Cecchetti
Enrico Cecchetti Final Diploma
MA, University of Kent

Akiyo Ishihashi

【Biography】
Akiyo Ishihashi is the second Japanese person to have been awarded the Enrico Cecchetti Final Diploma.
She holds a Master's Degree in Contemporary Dance from the University of Kent, U.K., after graduating from the Kate Simmons School of Dance (KSD), U.K.
She has danced with various companies including the American National Ballet, the Hack Ballet, and the Chantry Dance Company, and she has worked with renown choreographers such as Christopher Saunders (The Royal Ballet), Jonathan Lunn (Nominee of Laurence Olivier Awards), and Chisato Ohno (Netherlands Dans Theater 2).
As a ballet instructor, she has taught at the West London Dance School and the Ecole de Danse of Balham.
She is a versatile dancer and teacher and has mastered Jazz, Contemporary, Tap and Spanish Dance.

【Achievements】
Enrico Cecchetti Final Diploma
Master Degree from the University of Kent
Awarded Advanced 2, Advanced 1 and Intermediate vocational examinations of Cecchetti Method.
Certificate in Dance Education (Cecchetti Teaching Qualification)
Awarded Advanced 2, Advanced 1 and Intermediate vocational examinations of ISTD Modern.
Awarded Intermediate vocational examinations of ISTD Tap.
Awarded Elementary of Spanish Dance (Spanish Dance Society (https://www.spanishdancesociety.org/))
Part Time Teacher
Ayano Hirai
Ayano Hirai
【Biography】
Ayano's career as a professional dancer includes both Great Britain and Japan. She has formative experiences in Contemporary, Jazz, Modern, Tap, and Spanish, as well as Cecchetti Classical Ballet.
She has toured across Great Britain with the European Ballet Company, and Vienna Festival Ballet as a soloist. She has been dancing with NBA Ballet Company from 2012.

【Other Achievements】
Guraduated Kate Simmons Dance, Great Britain.
Awarded National Diploma in Professional Dance from the Trinity
College of London.
Awarded Advanced 2, Advanced 1, and Intermediate vocational
examinations of Cecchetti Method.
Awarded Advanced 2, Advanced 1, and Intermediate vocational
examinations of ISTD Modern.
Awarded Intermediate of ISTD Tap.
Awarded Elementary, Garde 1~ 5, and Primary of Spanish Society.
Part Time Teacher
Machi Moritaka
Machi Moritaka

Under Preparation.
Part Time Teacher
Yuina Matsuo
Yuina Matsuo

Under Preparation.