振付家、CKK代表。大阪府出身。3歳からバレエを始め、11歳より故深川秀夫、故ジャン・クロード・ルイーズ（仏ストラスブール・コンセルバトワール主任教授）に師事。15歳から単身上京し、1995年に日本音楽高等学校バレエ科を卒業。98年米国に活躍の場を移し、99年TDC Dance Company、2000年Connecticut Ballet で踊る。ニューヨークタイムズ誌の『Arts』に二度掲載され表紙を飾る。2002年帰国し、2005年に福岡へ本拠地を移してからは、数々のバレエスタジオにて指導を行い、様々な舞台公演に作品を提供している。2018年、CKKを立ち上げ、現在に至る。ザ・バレコン福岡審査員。
CKK Dance Performance 2021 "ハジマリ" 出演ダンサー
Born in Tokyo. At the age of 6 Takayama started her ballet training at Tachibana ballet school, under the direction of Asami Maki, Kyozo Mitani, and Noriko O’Hara OBE. She Joined Asami Maki ballet company in 1993 and started her first Principal role as “La Fille Mal Gardee” in 1997. In 2000 she joined the New National Theatre Tokyo Ballet as Soloist. Takayama preformed as Soloist in many productions including Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Gamzatty in La Bayadère, and “Duende” by Nacho Duat. She Joined Zurich Ballet in 2002, and in 2004 she joined the Royal New Zealand Ballet as a Principal dancer, where she preformed all main roles. In 2010 she joined the West Australian ballet as Principal dancer. Besides of all of her classical main roles, her repertoire also includes performing for choreographers like John Cranko, Jiri Kylian, David Dawson, Glen Tetley, and Uwe Scholz. Joined CKK in 2019.
Started ballet at Sawada Dance Art Institute in Hiroshima prefecture. Honda Graduated from Osaka University of Arts. While attending school, she belonged to the Kaiya Ballet Company. After graduating, she joined the Star Dancers Ballet Company, where she performed most of the repertoire, including works by Balanchine, Macmillan, Tudor, Peter Wright, and Minoru Suzuki. Honda is a Tachibana Foundation scholarship student. She worked as a teacher at Showa College of Music. After leaving the group in 2008, Honda has been an active dancer and instructor nationwide, since she moved to Fukuoka. Since she become a freelance dancer she performed Sylvia, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Raimonda, Sheherazade, Romeo and Juliet, and performed with ABT, Colorado Ballet, OBT, Finnish National Ballet, Danish Royal Ballet, Swedish Royal Ballet, Boston Ballet Principals, and performed a number of leading roles. Honda acted as a Judge on the Valecon competition for youth in Fukuoka. Joined CKK in 2019.
Born in Fukuoka prefecture and spent her childhood in Saitama prefecture. Tofukuji started her ballet training at the age of 5 at the Yukiko Tanegashima Dance Institute. After moving to Fukuoka, she trained at Manami Sannokami Ballet Studio, Manumi Minonokami, and Chikako Tanaka Junior Ballet Team under the direction of Chikako Tanaka. Tofukuji participated in a summer course sponsored by Hans Meister in Zurich, Switzerland, and in various competitions such as the Central Japan (Nationwide) Ballet Competition, where she took the 6th place for junior high school students, and the Kitakyushu & Asia National Western Dance Competition where she took the 11th place in the Junior Division. Later on Tofukuji entered the Joban Senior High School in Gunma prefecture, where she studies Physical Education with the opportunity to enter ballet major. There she trained under Kazuyo Sekita as a student of the Reiko Yamamoto Ballet Team. In 1997 she trained at John Cranko Schule, Germany, and in 1998 at Malou Fenaroli Leclerc Performance Year, Switzerland. Tofukuji trained under Jochen Heckmann, Laura Atwood, Richard Havey, and Lesli Wiesner. Besides ballet, she also trained in modern jazz, yoga and other physical activities under various teachers. While attending school, Tofukuji participated in the Swiss International Coaching Project for Choreographer “SiWiC 1999". After graduating her 2 year training at Saarlandisches Staatstheater, Germany, she made a guest appearance in "Arizona Jazz Dance Showcase 2001", USA. After returning to Japan, while acting as a ballet teacher, she performed in and out of Fukuoka prefecture. Some of her main appearances include Class-B’s "Midsummer Night's Dream" in Saga prefecture, "Alice from Then" in Fukuoka, "Dance Time" in Osaka, "Performance Road Vol. 1", Saito Makoto‘s "World of vol.5" in Osaka, Japan Ballet Association’s "Cleasion" in Tokyo, and CKK’s "REMIND". Tofukuji received the 5th Youth Ballet Competition Fukuoka’s Excellent Teacher Award. Joined CKK in 2019.
Born in Fukuoka city. Fukuoka trained at the Ballet Research Institute from an early age, under the direction of Michiko Komori. After graduating from high school, Fukuoka studied abroad at Vienna Conservatoire, Austria. After graduating she joined the Czech National Moravian Silesia Theater, where she performed for 4 years. In addition to performing as Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet", she also performed the soloist role in various productions. She is currently based in Fukuoka, where she participates in the activities of the contemporary dance project SnC, since its first performance. In 2018 and 2019 Fukuoka participated in the artist-in-residence program at "Chikugo Dance Program" sponsored by Fukuoka Prefecture. Joined CKK in 2020.
Born in Kumamoto and raised in Aso and Oita. Oshima trained in classical ballet under the direction of Kinue Ishii. He took a short-term study program abroad, in Kirov Ballet Academy, USA, and Graduated from Basel Ballet School, Switzerland. While studying, he performed in productions by George Balanchine, Richard Warlock, and Roderick George. Oshima passed the highest-level class of ABT National Training Curriculum. After graduating, he joined Ballet Junior de Genève in Switzerland and participated in performances throughout Europe. He performed works by world leading choreographers such as Alexander Ekman, Hofesh Schector, Ken Osora, Patrick Delcroix, and Stin Celis. After returning to Japan, Oshima founded SnC to spread the appeal of Contemporary Dance. SnC leads various productions such as regular sponsored performances, guest appearances, video work production, and workshops planning. Currently Oshima acts mainly as a choreographer, he is also active as a dancer and lecturer. He is regularly invited to create as a guest choreographer for “Chikugo Dance Project”, sponsored by Fukuoka Prefecture, Southernx Chikugo, and Geibunkan. He also creates for ballet studios and other venues, including the “Nationwide Joint Ballet Evening” held at the New National Theater. Joind CKK in 2019.
Yuma is a freelance dancer whose working experience is diverse across multiple industries. Born in Osaka, Japan, he began his dancing aged six. He trained at Hirose Kato Ballet School, Tokyo Ballet School, National Conservatory Dance School in Lisbon, and Dutch National Ballet Academy. During his school time, Yuma won a silver medal at TAMZOLYMP in Berlin. In 2014, he joined State Ballet of Georgia under the direction of Ms. Nina Ananiashvili, where his performances included Rothbart in Swan Lake. In 2018, Yuma returned to Japan, with his desire to support fellow dancers. While continuing to explore dancing, he commenced working as full-stack developer, followed by his training at Code Chrysalis.
Started ballet at the age of 3, under the direction of Junko Sakamoto and Elena A. Lerenkova. From 2001 Takeuchi trained abroad at the National Australian Ballet School. After returning to Japan, she became a teacher at Sakamoto Ballet Studio. She performed in Sakamoto Ballet Studio Memorial Performance "Sleeping Beauty" and "Giselle". Takeuchi served as a Judge for "The Barrecon Fukuoka" ballet competition. In 2016, she was certified by the Russian National Permie Ballet School and acquired a diploma in all eight grades of the Permie Waganova Ballet Method. Tsubasa Takeuchi is the Active President of Tsubasa Ballet Studio. Joined CKK in 2019.
Kakuma started her Ballet training at the age of 7, under the direction of Yuriko Miyaki and Katsuhiro Kodama in Miyazaki, Kagoshima. Early in her career Kakuma won first place among Junior Dancers at the National Ballet Competition “In Nagoya”. Following her early achievement Kakuma continued winning top prizes in numerus national ballet competitions. While working as a Ballet teacher, Kakuma attended the prefectural high school’s art department, where she studies the history of art, single-lens reflex camera photography, and various other art related subjects. Later in her Ballet career Kakuma joined Chikako Tanaka Ballet School in Fukuoka, where she also serves as a formal teacher. Kakuma was also a Soloist and Mistress of the Kyushu North Branch at "Nationwide Ballet Evening", sponsored by the Japan Ballet Association. Over the years Kakuma won prestigious prizes, such as top prize in the Kobe Dance competition, first prize in a Fukuoka competition, and a top prize in the Kitakyushu Asia Ballet Competition, to name a few. In 2019 Kakuma participated in CKK’s first performance.
Born in Kumamoto Prefecture. Taguchi started ballet training at the Shimizu Ballet Studio from the age 3. After graduating from the Showa School of Music and Arts Ballet, she gained experience at the Star Dancers Ballet Company. After returning home, Taguchi is a freelance dancer, and a Ballet teacher at Open Studio Steps. She also trained at Casa de Arte under Maki Fujita, and performed in many productions including Ballet and Argentine tango. She is a key member of the Ballet Jewelry Box for children in Kumamoto, and performed as Princess Odette in 2020. Taguchi also participated in the productions "FRAME" and "THE REST OF US", directed by Saki Miyamura. She has expanded her portfolio of activities by appearing as a dancer on the MV of Fukuoka artist Mahina Apple & Mantis. Joined CKK in 2019.
その後、ドイツのBallet und Tanz Akademie Daniel Záboj に留学。在学中、川口絵麻主催のコンテンポラリーダンスプロジェクト”NON-Fiction” に出演。2019年、ドイツ州立アウグスブルク劇場バレエ団と契約。バレエ、コンテンポラリーダンス、ミュージカル等様々なジャンルの公演に多数出演。