YUKA KAWAZU was born in Kanagawa, Japan. She has performed throughout the United States and Japan as corps, soloist and principal dancer with many distinguished ballet and theater companies. In the past, Yuka has served as ballet mistress for the Staten Island Ballet Company among others. Yuka is a regular faculty member at several New York City studios, including Ailey Extention, Peridance Capezio Center, Ballet Arts and Broadway Dance Center. She was also a faculty member of New Dance Group and the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center. She has choreographed performances at several theaters including the Alvin Ailey Theater, Symphony Space, The Sylvia & Danny Kaye Playhouse and others.
Yuka is the Artistic Director of Yuka Kawazu/Danse En L'air, a young, vibrant, and exciting dance company. Her choreographic vision uses the traditional ballet form combined with the expressiveness and immediacy of theater dance to make the company accessible to all audiences. Visit www.yukaballet.com for more information.