Yuka Kawazu

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 Ballet Arts, Broadway Dance Center and Peridance Capezio 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 Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, The Gerald W. Lynch Theater and for several dance companies.

Most recently, Yuka formed Yuka Kawazy/Danse En L’air, a vibrant new ballet company , an internationally recognized forum for innovative dance and visionary artistry. As Artistic Director of Yuka Kawazu/Danse En L’air, Yuka choreographed an entirely original evening-length concert, Planets, which featured pieces that drew from traditional ballet repertoire as well as more experimental styles of dance. Yuka is a certified Pilates instructor in New York, and a guest professor and choreographer at the Showa Music University in Japan.

Yuka is a guest artist for PMT Dance Company.