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Hariyama Ballet New York - Teachers

Our highly experienced teachers for Ballet, Character dance, Pilates, Tap, Modern and Stretch.

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Mami Hariyama 

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Akiko began her ballet training at the age of 7.
She joined the Belleame Stage Create in Tokyo as a soloist in 1993.
Her repertory includes “the Nutcracker”, “swan Lake”, “The Scarlet Letter A” - choreography by Suwako Tago.
She has also performed both Nationally and Internationally as a member of the Japan Ballet Association.
Akiko has experience teaching and choreographing ballet in Tokyo and Kanagawa for both children and adults at the school of Belleame.
She moved to the US in 2003.
Akiko is a certified instructor by the Pilates Academy International. She has been teaching Pilates including All Mat, Reformer, Chair, Cadillac, Cardiolates, SilkSuspension™️and Instructor Certification class at Pilates on Fifth since 2007.

しかし、留学中に怪我をし、その間ピラティスのクラスを受講。のちにPilatesインストラクターの資格(マット、リフォーマー、バレル、チェアー、キャデラック、SilkSuspension™️)を取得。pilates on fifthインストラクター、マスターインストラクター。
2015年よりHariyama Balletにて、バレエの指導を始める。

Yuka Kawasaki (Ballet, Pilates, Body Conditioning)

Yuka Kawasaki was born in Mie,Japan. She began her training at the age of five with teachers Haruko and Aco Ono at Ono Ballet Studio.
She graduated Osaka University of Art in 2004 and Majored in Performing arts and Ballet.
She trained dance classic with Jyu Horiuchi,Taeko Kanashige and Modern dance with Kiyoko Kato and Mutsuko Imaoka.
She started teaching at the Ooze Dance and Ono Ballet Studio and joined several Ballet performance,fashion&hair shows,events as a dancer and a choreographer.
After moved NYC in 2005,she studied Ballet Hawaii,Boston Ballet and became a teacher at Hariyama Ballet.
She is a certificated pilates teacher by Pilates Academy International and Aromatherapy adviser by Aroma Environment Association of Japan. Body Tone Yoga New York RTY200

大阪芸術大学 芸術学部舞台芸術学科 舞踊コース卒業。ダンスクラシックを堀内充、金繁妙子、モダンダンスを加藤きよ子、今岡むつ子に師事する。
2005年よりNYに移住。Hariyama Balletの教師となる。Ballet Hawaii、Boston Balletにて短期研修。
日本には年2回滞在し、バレエスタジオ、スポーツジム、ダンススタジオなどでゲスト講師として活躍している。"2017年よりBody Tone Yoga NYにてヨガ講師養成プログラム講師就任。
Pilates Academy International認定講師
"全米ヨガアライアンス正式認定校 Body Tone Yoga New York RYT200, RYPT85   取得

Body Tone New York

Yumi Powell (TAP, Ballet)

Yui Hasegawa (Ballet) 長谷川由衣

Yui Hasegawa is Originally from Nagoya, Japan. She began her ballet training at the age of 8 with Yukari Kanbara at Yukari Ballet. She trained classical ballet and contemporary ballet. After her training, She became an assistant teacher of Yukari Ballet. She performed title roll "The Sleeping Beauty" and "Coppelia".  She was casted by the well known choreographers and performed with Tatsue Sata, Hideo Fukagawa ,Vladimir Issaev and more.
In 2011, she moved to New York. She studied and graduated from Ballet Arts. She joined Hariyama Ballet as an assistant teacher 2012. After graduate school, she became a teacher of Hariyama Ballet. A certified Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) teacher. She is a company member of  Benjamin Briones Ballet from 2018. 



クラッシックバレエ、コンテンポラリーバレエを学び、”眠れる森の美女” 、”コッペリア”などで主演。




2012年よりHariyama Balletの助教師としてインターンシップを行い、以降すべてのHariyama Balletの公演に出演。Ballet Arts にて研修、卒業。Ballet Arts 卒業後、Hariyama Ballet の教師になる。

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) 認証済み講師。

2018年よりBenjamin Briones Balletに所属し、定期的にパフォーマンスを行なっている。

その他 New Yorkを拠点に活動中。



Benjamin Briones Ballet 






Japan Voice 



友谷 真実 Mami Tomotani

Contemporary and Jazz

ニューヨークがベースの「The Broadway Experience」(TBE)、子供のためのミュージカルプログラムのアシスタントディレクター。
15歳で異例の劇団四季合格、10年間「キャッツ」や「オペラ座の怪人」等に出演し、イギリスのダンスカンパニー、トニー賞を受賞した「白鳥の湖」で有名なマシュー・ボーンカンパニーに日本人で初めて合格、10年間滞在し、イギリス、ヨーロッパ、日本、アメリカ、オーストラリア、韓国公演等に主役、メインキャラクターとしても出演。昨年も新作「Sleeping Beauty」のUSAツアーに参加。
ピッツバーグ大学ミュージカル『Zanna Don’t!』公演の振り付け担当。現在は、アメリカ在住、ラグアーディア高校ダンス講師やCedar Lakeダンスカンパニークラスゲスト講師 ,大学のミュージカル公演の振り付け、アシスタント等で活躍中。
★ 主な出演作品
○ニュー・アドベンチャーズ『Sleeping Beauty』(USA tour)『くるみ割り人形(メインのクララ役など)』(London, UK tour, USA, Japan and Korea) 『白鳥の湖』, (London, UK and Europe tour)『シザーハンズ(メインのペグ役など)』(Australia, London, UK tour, Japan, Korea and USA) 『カーマン』(London, UK tour and Japan) 『HILAND FLING』(London, Japan and UK) 出演、州立バレエ・リンツにてロバート・プール、オルガ・コボス、ピーター・ミカなどの作品(オース トリア)、ロイヤル・アルバートホール『王様と私』(ロンドン)、 劇団四季『キャッツ』、『ジーザス・クライスト=スーパースター』、『アスペクツ・オブ・ラブ』、『ウエストサイド物語』、『オペラ座の怪人』、『ハンス』、『オンディーヌ』など。スイセイ・ミュージカル『フェーム』、『ピアニスト』
Mami Tomotani is ASSISTANT DIRECTOR & JAPAN COORDINATOR of The Broadway Experience musical theatre program based in New York City. She is also a performer and freelance teacher in the USA, Japan and the UK.
She worked with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures for more than ten years and was a principal dancer with the company. Productions included the TONY award winning Swan Lake, (London, UK and Europe tour), Sleeping Beauty, (USA tour), The Nutcracker, (London, UK tour, USA, Japan and Korea) The Car-man, (London, UK tour and Japan) Highland Fling, (London, Japan and UK) and Edward Scissorhands, (Australia, London, UK tour, Japan, Korea and USA) which won the 2007 New York Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Theatrical Event.
She also performed in The King and I at The Royal Albert Hall in London. Mami was a member of Landestheater Ballet Linz in Austria. She joined the Shiki Theatrical company when she was 15 years old. Her credits included Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story, The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love and HANS (Andersen). Alongside her credits as a performer she served as a dance captain in many productions. Mami has performed for Suisei company playing Iris Kelly in the musical Fame.
Film credits include Matthew Bourne’s The Nutcracker and made regular TV appearances with Highland Fling and Nutcracker! (Fuji TV Networks, Tokyo TV Networks, Japan and the BBC UK.)
Mami Choreographed “Zanna Don’T!” at Pittsburgh University and LaGuardia High School class performance and The Broadway Experience summer program performance. She assist rehearsal director of Matthew Bourne “Dorian Gray” in Japan.
Specializing in contemporary ballet, Theater dance and Choreograph class, she has taught at various schools and studios in Japan and across the USA. She is a guest teacher at LaGuardia High School(New York), Cedar Lake Dance Company(New York), Carnegie Mellon University(Pittsburgh) and has taught for the Re:Bourne company across the globe. She was a regular guest teacher for Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures. Every year Mami produces a major teaching/audition tour across Japan for The Broadway Experience.
Since 2004 Mami has been a writer for the famous Japan Dance web magazine “Dance Cube” of Chacott.
The Broadway Experience
New Adventures

Ayaka Kamei 
Contemporary and Jazz

愛媛県松山市出身。3歳より立脇紘子バレエ研究所でバレエを習う。アジア国際パシフィックコンクールファイナリスト。イギリスのノーザンバレエスクールでコッペリア、くるみ割り人形、白鳥の湖で主役を演じ、首席卒業。その後、ニューヨーク州立パーチェスカレッジのダンス科に進学、A President Award for Achievementを受賞し、最優等で卒業。大学在学中には交換留学のプログラムに選ばれ、オランダのCodartsで勉強する。2016年のSpringboard Danse Montréalにも選出され参加。これまで、ジョージ・バランシン、マース・カニングハム、アントニー・チューダーを始めとする数多くのバレエ・モダン・コンテンポラリーの振付家の作品を踊る。現在メトロポリタンオペラバレエ、ニューヨークシアターバレエ、CBGDance(リハーサルディレクター)、AZOTH Dance Theater、自身のAKDanceで活動。ダンサーとしてだけでなく、ゲストアーティスト、振付家、教師、コラボレーターとしてアメリカや日本で幅広く活躍している。

Ayaka Kamei is originally from Japan where she trained at the Tatewaki Hiroko Ballet School. She graduated from Northern Ballet School in England and from SUNY Purchase in NY where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a President Award for Achievement in the Conservatory of Dance. She studied at Codarts in the Netherlands and Springboard Danse Montréal as well. She has performed works of countless choreographers such as Balanchine, Cunningham, Tudor, Bettijane Sills, Aszure Barton, Matthew Neenan, Taryn Kaschock Russell, Dario Dinuzzi, Austin McCormick, Keith Michael, Roy Assaf, and Jessica Lang, to name a few. She also presented her own choreography at Newsteps Series and Shapeshifter Lab with NY Japanese Women Jazz Composers. She currently performs with the Metropolitan Opera, New York Theater Ballet, CBGDance (Rehearsal Director), and AZOTH Dance Theater, teaches at Chen Dance Center and at her own company, AKDance, and helps wardrobe at New York Theatre Ballet. 

Contemporary and Jazz

Eriko began her dance training with her mother ,Yoshimi Iisaku.
In 2006, She moved to NewYork and entered The Ailey School as a Fellowship student for 4years , Jacob's Pillow Contemporary Tradition and ADF(American Dance Festival)
She has had the opportunity to perform works choreograph by Francesca Harper , Sonia Dawkins, Iquiail Shaheed , Edger Zendejas , Helen Pickett , Willy Laury , Maleek Washington and Performed in Alvin Ailey's "Memoria" at NewYork city center in 2007-2009.
She has performed with Dallas Black Dance Theater , New Ballet Ensemble , New Jersey Symphony Orchestra , Danz Gala in Graz , The Metropolitan Museum of Art , Bryant Park Presents Modern Dance , ITE Dance Festival , Holland Dance Festival , ImPulsTanz International Dance Festival , MASS MoCA , EXILE TRIBE Concert Tour in Osaka Stadium (Guest Artist) ) and Eikichi Yazawa ''Still Rockin'' concert tour as a featured dancer in 2011 and Guest Dancer / Choreographer in 2015.  
Eriko is a Rehearsal director / Company member of The Francesca Harper Project.
Website : erikoiisaku.com

3歳より クラシック バレエ を始め、様々な ジャンル の ダンス を研 鑽。   名倉加代子氏推薦で アルビンエイリスクールに16歳で単身 入学。
15~21歳までの成績優秀者 奨学金制度 「FELLOW SHIP PROGRAM」に合格。茶谷正純Fellowship , オプラ・ウィンフリーFellowship等の奨学生として4年間学ぶ。「エイリーカンパニー N.Y公演」( シティセンター )スクール 生選抜として3年連続出演。その他アポロシアターにも選抜生として出演。
ジェイコブスピローに32倍の難関を通過し、コンテンポラリー部門オーディション合格参加。2年後 American Dance Festival スカラシップ合格
'10, 4 元フランクフルトバレエ団プリンシパルダンサー、フランチェスカハーパー率いる The Francesca Harper Project に所属。ダンサーとしてヨーロッパ、アメリカツアーに参加。数々のカンパニーでゲスト出演、マーサグラハムカンパニーガラコンサート、ソリストとしてニュージャージーシンフォニーオーケストラ、メトロポリタンミュージム、ウィーンインターナショナルダンスフェスティバル、ジョイスシアター、アポロシアター、マス・モカミュージアム等の舞台に立つ。 
日本では'11 ,12 矢沢永吉コンサートツアー Still Rokin' 名古屋(ガイシフォーラム) 、大阪(大阪城ホール)、東京(武道館)、14' Exile Tower of Wish 大阪(京セラドーム) Featured dancerとして出演、 15' ROCK IN DOME ではダンサーとして出演するとともに、振付師としても参加。 

Yumi Hariyama / Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre

Yumi Hariyama is DIRECTOR & FOUNDER of  Y Dance Company in Tokyo, Japan. She produces and directs performances for Y Dance Company and many other companies. Productions she worked are Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Coppelia, Paquita, The Snow White, and Peter Pan. She is also a performer and freelance teacher in the US and Japan. She has worked with Hinton Battle who won three Tony Awards. She joined the Shiki Theatrical company which is the biggest musical company in Japan and performed many musicals also toured through Japan.

She was a guest teacher for Birmingham Ballet in USA, Arts Cure Center in USA and many Ballet schools in Japan. She has appered on TV commercials such us "Casio", "Kao", "Wacoal", "Otsuka Pharmaceutical", "Dr ci-labo" as well as many TV shows.