SAWAKO HARUYAMA

SAWAKO HARUYAMA

DIRECTOR OF SAWAKO MURASE BALLET SCHOOL

DIRECTOR OF PASSION DU BALLET AND KYOTO COMPETITION

 

She graduated at Kyoto Ballet Academy with a first-class honors degree, she obtained teaching certificate of classical ballet education. During her study at the school, she was taught by Mrs. Ryuko Arima, Mr. Kenji Usui, Mr. Goro Arima, Mr. Taneo Ishida and other famous teachers. At the same time , she graduated at University with a teaching certificate child education. After graduating, she moved to Paris  to study with Yvonne Alexander Goube for seeking further dance education.

In 1975 after coming back from Paris, she opened her private ballet school focusing on teaching. Her students have won many awards at national and international ballet competitions.

Accordingly, she was commended for her outstanding achievement in teaching, she received most Successful Teacher Award in Austrian Dance Council International Ballet Competition 2007, where her students won a Gold Medal.

She has received several Best Teacher Awards and Most outstanding Teacher Awards in ballet competitions held in Japan from 2007 to 2014. During that time,she has been invited as Judge, to many competitions.

She and her students, was invited in different countries such as: China, Canada. England, Malaysia, Romania and Italy, to performed and take part in many dance competitions.

Since 2007, she became director of Passion du Ballet and Kyoto Competition.

Member of Japan Ballet Association an Hyogo Ballet Association.

Japanese Ambassador of Dance World Cup.