Kipus Ballet Studio is established by Toshiko Kodama and Masami Okanda in Sagamihara City in 2002
|Kodama Toshiko|| The superintendence
of the Kipus Ballet Studio.
superintendence of the Kipus Ballet Studio.
Toshiko Kodama started learning ballet in Fujisato ballet. She also learned ballet and dance from Hiroki Urushibara, Ayako Ogawa, Hiroshi Shoji, Yefuda Ma'or and Igal Perry. She performed at several stages many times when she was studying at Nihon University.
She was chosen as
a member of the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs overseas training for one
year to New York in 1995 and trained in ballet and contemporary dance at the
Alvin Ailey dance center and the Igal Perry dance center for a year. In New
York, she had requested by Igal Perry to join the New York dance session and
She had performed at several stages. The New National Theatre Tokyo, ACA(Agency for Cultural Affairs)National Arts Festival, Tokyo residents art Festival, Contemporary Dance Association of Japan, Japan-U.S. cultural exchanges Los Angeles public performance, and so on. She had also engaged in the Opera "Susanoo" based on Japanese mythology by Dan Ikuma and other music performances.
She took Jan H.Nuyts's teaching course and learned a teaching method of ballet. She also had finished the RAD Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies program and learned about knowledge, anatomy, history, music, and the teaching method of ballet. She acquired an international teacher instruction qualification and registered as a RAD teacher.
She won many prizes at competitions. For example, the Tokyo National Competition, the Saitama National Competition, and the Kobe National Competition.
From the Contemporary Dance Association of Japan, she received the "Rookie of the Year Award".
From the Music Newspaper publishing company, she received "The National Newcomer best 10."
She received the "Tachibana Akiko Award" an award for the person who contributed to the ballet education and ballet world remarkably.
She received the "Takashi Muramatsu Award" an award for the superior dancer who contributed many stages.
|Okanda Masami||The superintendence of the Kipus Ballet Studio.|
He had acquired the RAD Advanced Foundation.
He is a member of the Contemporary Dance Association of Japan.
He learned modern dance from Takashi Nishida, classic ballet from Isamu Hashiura, Nagata Mikifumi, Mariko, and Jazz Dance from Fred Benjamin.
He had performed in Paris, New York, Sydney, and the Middle East as a member of the Japanese folk dance team.
He was chosen as an agency for the Cultural Affairs Abroad training member in New York at Alvin Ailey dance center and the Perry Dance center in 1997.
He had performed the leading actor in ”FAUST" choreographed by Akiko Hirabayashi, at the National Theater.
He had performed Phoebus in "Shinkyoku(Divine)" by Takashi Nishida.
He performed at the Kobayashi Kyo Ballet company "Tsurunyobo"(The Crane Wife) as the role of the crane wife's husband named Yohyo and also performed at the ballet "Notre Dame in Paris" as Clopin, at the ballet "Scheherazade" as the leading role, the Golden Slave.
He had performed
as a guest on many stages, choreographed, and instructed at various places in
He also received the Ishii Baku Award for his ballet "Tokino Michi." that he had choreographed.
Hosoda Kotomi had graduated from the course of ballet at Showa College of Music.
She had acquired the RAD Intermediate. (the guidance possible level)
She had performed many solo parts and leading parts at Kipus Ballet Studio's recital.
She had been teaching at Kipus Ballet Studio since 2017. She is in charge of the ballet class in LaLaPort Yokohama.
| Furusawa Kahoko
Kahoko had learned
ballet from Takehisa Kikuchi and Takako Fuji at Kikuchi Ballet School.
|Sakai Kasumi||From Tokyo Ballet Company|
|She had started ballet since she was four years old and learned ballet from Megumi Kumano and Ayumi Nakahara. She joined The Tokyo Ballet Company when she was seventeen. She had performed at many stages in Japan and overseas performances.|