ABT brings 'magical moments' to Japan

Feb 19, 2014

ABT brings 'magical moments' to Japan

by Nobuko Tanaka

Last August, with summer sweltering the city, I met Yuriko Kajiya and Jared Matthews, two soloists from the New York-based American Ballet Theatre, one of the word’s top-four classical companies along with the Royal Ballet in London, Paris Opera Ballet and the Bolshoi in ...

Young K-Ballet School dancers get set for the big time

Feb 19, 2014

Young K-Ballet School dancers get set for the big time

by Nobuko Tanaka

The splendid news about two Japanese high school students’ outstanding achievement swept around the world this month. Not only did 17-year-old Haruo Niyama from Nagano Prefecture win first prize at the super-prestigious annual Prix de Lausanne competition for young amateur classical ballet dancers, but ...

Niyama wins Swiss ballet contest

Feb 2, 2014

Niyama wins Swiss ballet contest

Japan’s Haruo Niyama won top prize Saturday in this year’s Prix de Lausanne, a prestigious competition for young ballet dancers. Niyama, a 17-year-old from Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, is the first male Japanese dancer to snatch the top prize since 1989, when Tetsuya Kumakawa won ...