Enployment History

Before el finâ - A Feature Film / Bearlift Films GMBH (Berlin) / 2019-Current

Position : Co-Producer and Art Director

Yoshiko Chuma / The School of Hard Knocks (NYC) / 2014-Current

Position : Dancer and Documentation Video Director

Director : Yoshiko Chuma

CITY VIDEO (NYC) / 2016 - Current

Video Production company co-owner. Chief Video Editor and Producer.

Armitage Gone! Dance (NYC) / 2004–2013 2014-Current 

Director/Choreographer: Karole Armitage. Performed throughout Europe, Mexico and the USA                                                          

Venues In NYC: BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Japan Society, New York Live Arts, Joyce Theater, Miller Theater,  Cedar Lake, the Kitchen, Duke 42nd Street Theater, Gugenheim Museum. SummerStage in Central Park

ABC Dance Company (Vienna , Austria) / 2003-2004

Director/ Choreographer : Nicolas Musin

Rambert Dance Company (London, UK) / 2001 –2003

Worked with Christopher Bruce, Jiri Kylian, Merce Ccnningham, Lindsey Kemp, Rafael Bonachela, Karole Armitage and others.

Dutch National Ballet (Amsterdam, The Netherlands ) / 1997 –2001

Danced most of the major classics including Balanchine and also worked with, among others, Twyla Tharp, David Dawson, Krzysztof Pastor, Hans van Manen, Rudi Van Dantzig, William Forsythe, and Redha.

Hamburg Ballet (Hamburg, Germany) / 1992 –1997

Worked with Mats Ek and choreographer/director John Neumeier.

Matusuyama Ballet  (Tokyo) / 1989-1991

Video Works 

Feet / 2020

Just a Theory / 2019

Secret Journey /2019

Before El Finâ - Kickstarter Campaign Video Series / 2019

WALKS / 2019

My eyes .. my shadow /2018

Fadi now and then in Berlin / 2018

Valentine Kiss / 2018

Dance in Monologue / 2017

Unfinished Series (12 video works) / 2016

The Dancers House /2015

Dusk Sketch Diary /2014

Ordinary /2014

Choreography works

Beautiful boy (New York City) / 2014

Tea Cup Crash (Tokyo, Varna) / 2007

Break in the routine (New York City) / 2006 and 2013

HANNA (Vienna) 2004

8:15 (London) 2003

Life is long (London) 2002

 

 

Teaching

Matthew Bourne Japan Tour (Tokyo) / 2019

Taught warm up Ballet classes for the company.

Goucher College (MD) /2018

Taught master classes and set Karole Armitage's 'Mechanic of the dance machine".

Princeton University (NJ) / 2017 

Taught master classes and set Karole Armitage's "Ligeti Essays" for the graduation concert.

Princeton University (NJ) / 2017 

Taught master classes and set Karole Armitage's "Ligeti Essays" for the graduation concert.

Harvard University (MA) / 2016

Assisted Karole Armitage on her new creation for the Harvard Museum and taught a master class. 

Muhlenberg College (PA) / 2016

Set Karole Armitage's "Ligeti Essays" for the graduation concert.

Interlochen Center for Center for the Art (Michigan) / 2015

Taught a master class 

BLUEPRINT Summer Intensive at the Peridance Capezio Center (New York City) / 2014

Taught excerpts of Armitage’s Time is the echo of an axe within a wood to pre-professional dancers

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (New York City) / 2006

Assisted with Armitage's new creation "Gamelan Gardens"

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (CO) / 2006

Set excerpts of Armitage's "Time is the Echo of an Axe Within a Wood" for the company.

 

Other Experiences

Gap International Commercial (NYC) / 2018

Campaign Model for the spring collection 

La Mama Moves-The school of hard knocks / Dancer & Film maker (NYC) / 2015

EMV (Energy Made Visible) Creative Residency and video shoot (New York City) / 2014

CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK BROOKLYN COLLEGE TELEVISION CENTER. Directed by Karole Armitage

CREATIVE MISCHIEF  A Pop-Up Exhibition at the National Academy Museum (New York City) / 2014 

Participated  and  show the art work in an exhibition of the students works

La Mama Moves Dance Festival - Dancing For Japan (New York City) / 2014

Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Benefit Concert. Performed Megumi Eda's solo work "Beautiful Boy" curated by Miki Orihara

# HD45SOLIDGOLd Party (New York City) / 2014

Performed at Copacabana. Choreographer by Benoit-Swan Pouffer

REVERBdance Festival (New Yok City) / 2014

Danced Abdur-Rahim Jakson's work

Today is the day (New York City) / 2013

Gala Benefit Event. Danced to support the art therapy program for children affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster

FLUSSO dance/ costume, set and props designer (New York City) / 2013

Designed the costumes, set and props for Vanessa Tamburi’s piece “Bridge”

About.com /presenter (Japan, New York City) / 2012

Presented series of travelogue films about visiting Japan

Gotham Chamber Opera -Ariadne Unhinged (New York City) / 2008

Video Installation "Slow Dancing" (New York City) / 2007

Performed in David Michalek’s “Slow Dancing” which premiered at Lincoln Center

AbanarDance Film (New York City) / 2003- current

Three film collaborations with acclaimed dance film director Abe Abraham.

Dancing in the Street (New York City) / 2006

Site specific project at Governor’s Island with choreographer Yasuko Yokoshi using traditional Japanese dance forms.

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Gala (Western Massachusetts) / 2006

Danced Karole Armitage piece excerpt from "Time is the echo of an axe within a wood"

Dance Salad Festival (Houston TX) /  2005

Danced as a guest artist

Venice Biennale International Festival of Contemporary Dance (Venice Italy) / 2004

Danced Karole Armitage piece "Time is the echo of an axe within a wood"

Brit Awards: Back Dancer (London UK) / 2002

Kylie Minogue’s famous "Can't Get You Outta My Head" appearance at the Brit Awards

Aoyama Ballet Festival (Tokyo) / 2000

Solo Project (Amsterdam The Netherlands / International) / 1998-2001

With choreographer Troy Mundy created first full-length solo “Hemisphere” performed in Amsterdam, Stuttgart, Tokyo, Nagano, and Porto.

Musical: On the Town (Hamburg, Germany) / 1993

 

 

Dance Educations

Hamburg Ballet school - Diploma, Hamburg Germany /1992

Matsuyama Ballet school in Tokyo, Japan /1988-1991

HakuchoBallet school- Nagano, Japan /1980-1989

 

 

Awards

Bessie Award / 2004

Won for her performance in Armitage’s piece "Time is the Echo of an Axe Within a Wood", which premiered at the Joyce in 2004.

New Artist Award by Daily Japanese Newspaper/ 2002

Audience Award and 2nd prize - Stuttgart Solo Dance Theater Festival /2000

Semi Finalist / scholarship- Prix de Lausanne /1990