Judging by 3 to 12 teachers in each competition from the following list.
We will announce on program which teachers will be judging that day.

Andrey Merkuriev

Honored Artist of Russia
Honored Artist of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania
Laureate of the national theater award «Golden Mask»
Leading soloist of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia (2006-2016), soloist of the Mariinsky Theater (2001-2006), teacher, choreographer, choreographer. Member of the jury of the National Theater Award «Golden Mask» (2015).
Since 2020 — chief choreographer of the State Opera and Ballet Theater of the Komi Republic.

Hiroaki Imamura

今村 博明

After studying under Kuniko Igata and Akira Egawa, studied at the Royal Ballet School. studied under Terry Westmoreland. After returning to Japan, joined the Maki Asami Ballet Company.
Since then, leading principal dancers in all classical and Contemporary.
In 1989, founded Ballet Chambre Ouest. Classical ballet, contemporary, and performing at the Bolshoi theatre, Kiyosato field ballet, charity performances, etc…
In 2016 and 2018, judge’s member for the Japan representative at the International Varuna Competition.
General director of Ballet Chambre Ouest, artistic director of Kiyosato Field Ballet, and director of the National Ballet Competition in Hachioji.

Ilgiz Galimulin

1968, Began skating in Moscow
1970、1st place at Moscow Junior Skating Competition
1975、Joined the Bolshoi Ballet School
1983、Graduated the Bolshoi Ballet School
1983、joined the Bolshoi classical Ballet Company
1986、1st place at Varna International Ballet Competition
1986、Became a Principal dancer at company
1990、Guest principal in “Don Quixote “ “Giselle” with the Tashkent Bolshoi ballet
1992〜2007、Guest principal at “Don Quixote” “Romeo and Juliet” “ la Traviata “
etc… with Asami Maki ballet company
1997-2007、Guest principal at “Cinderella “ “Raymonda” “Carmen “etc…with the National ballet
2009、Graduated the teacher education with Bolshoi ballet school
2007-Teaching at the Notional ballet and to this day

Wieslaw Dudek

National Theater Warsaw 1996 | 1997 Great Theater Lodz | 1999 First Soloist Theater Lodz | 2000 Ballet Stuttgart | since 2003 Soloist Staatsballett Berlin | 2005 First Soloist
Guest Performance and Ballet Gala’s in: Poland, Japan, Spain, Russia, Austria, Brazil, Italy, USA, Canada, Mexico, Republic Dominican, Taipei Ballet Star Gala, Slovenia (Nutcracker chor.Y.Vamos) “Onegin” with Bolshoi Ballet Moskov and Royal Swedish Ballet Stockholm.
| Choreographic Work: “Gute Fahrt” at Stuttgarter Festival “Young Choreographers” (2003), and Pas de Deux “P.S.” mus.E.Grieg (2009)

| In 2003 Diploma as Ballet Teacher in Stuttgart
Teacher at Staatsballett Berlin
Teacher in Brazil Festival for Young Dancers Rio das Ostras,
Teacher in YAGP Japan Semi Final 2010,
Guest Teacher K-Ballet and K-Ballet School, Tokyo City Ballet, Stuttgart
Ballet, Hungarian National Ballet, Sapporo Ballet Seminar, Hungarian Ballet School

Vladimir Issaev


VLADIMIR ISSAEV is currently Ballet Master, Choreographer & Artistic Director of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida and former Ballet Master of Ballet Nacional de Caracas – Teresa Carreno and Miami City Ballet School. He was born in Siberia, Russia, in 1954. At the age of 11 he began his ballet studies at the Choreographic School of Voronezh, obtaining the degree of “Ballet Artist” in 1973.
Dancer at the Opera House of Ufa and the Opera House of Odessa
Master’s Degree from the State Institute of Arts Lunacharsky G.I.T.I.S. in Moscow.
He has been Academic and Artistic Director at the Choreographic School of Frounze, and Ballet Master for the disciplines of Classical Ballet, Character Dance, Court Dances and Pas de Deux.
Ballet Master for the Ballet Metropolitano de Caracas
Ballet Master at the Ballet Nacional de Caracas – Teresa Carreno and Artistic Director of II Company.
Ballet Master at Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico
Ballet Master Miami City Ballet School
As a Choreographer he has staged several ballets in Russia, United States, Puerto Rico and Venezuela for the Choreographer School of Voronezh and Frounze, the Ballet School Teresa Carreno, Ballet Metropolitano de Caracas, Ballet Nacional de Caracas Teresa Carreno ? Second Company and for the Ballet Nacional de Caracas Teresa Carreno itself, Ballet Concerto de Puerto Rico, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, Miami City Ballet School, The Georgia Youth Ballet, The Vaganova Ballet Academy (Kirov) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico, Ballet Juvenil de Venezuela, South African Ballet and Georgia Youth Ballet, Matsumoto Ballet in Nagoya, Japan, Caadi, Queretaro Mexico.
Artistic Director of the Russian Ballet Seminar of Russian Technique since 1998.
Ballet Master for the Florida Dance Festival and the Cecchetti Seminar at the Harid Conservatory.
Seven CD’s of Music for Ballet Technique Classes and Character Dances have been released. Every CD has received the best reviews.
Guest Ballet Master for: Le Jeune Ballet de France, Ballet Nacional de Espana , Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, Orlando Ballet, Indonesia Ballet, ENSB Peru, CAADI Ballet, South African Ballet, Michiko Matsumoto Ballet
Judge at the First International Competition of Choreographers held in Russia, International Ballet Competition, International Ballet Competition of Lima, Nagoya international Ballet Competition in Japan, International Ballet Competition Korea, International Ballet Competition “Golden Pointe” in Poland

2015 Best Choreographer for best production ? Miami Life Awards
2009 Best Arts Educator of the State of Florida by the Florida Alliance for Arts Education.
2002 “Best New Choreographer” at the Dance Under the Stars Choreographic Competition in Palm Springs, California.
2002 Honorable Merit Diploma from the Terpsihora Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts of Dance of Saint Petersburg, Russia, in recognition for his outstanding performance enhancing the art of classical ballet on the Vaganova Style in the United States.
2000 Most influential Ballet teacher by the National Foundation of the Advancement of the Arts

Elena Lelenkova

1977, Graduated the St. Petersburg State Ballet Academy of Vaganova
1978,Studied under Natalia Dudinskya for one year.
1979, Guest principal with the Mussorgsky State Ballet and Opera Theatre of St. Petersburg
1991, Joined the Russian festival ballet company. Represented Russia at the Olympic Ceremony in Barcelona, Spain
1993, Teaching and choreographer and to this day

Takayuki Kashino

1967, Began ballet under Asuka Sakurako Ballet school
1979, Studied abroad in NY, Joffrey ballet school. After coming back to Japan, studied in Yuasa Takayuki ballet studio.
1988, Joined the Tani Momoko ballet company. Principal dancer of “Swan Lake” “Nutcracker” “Don Quixote” “Cinderella” etc…
1993, Danced in Korean international festival.
2007, Founded Mie ballet festival.
2009, Form a PDA that is Professional Dancers Association.
2014, Appeared on TV with PDA members. Appeared also on radio.
2014, Founded Mie Ballet Competition.
Section manager of Japan Ballet Association Kansai, Guest dancer of Tani Momoko Ballet company, Teaching, judge of competition, and to this day.

Natsuki Katayama

Began ballet under Hiromi Naitou and Mie Hatakenaka from 3 years old.
2010, Studied in Royal ballet school of Antwerp
2012, after graduated school, joined the Polish Opera Wroclawska.
2015, Soloist dancer of “Gisselle” “Nutcracker” “Swan Lake” “Coppelia” etc…
2019, 3rd Place Rudolf Nureyev International Ballet Competition Budapest and Artistic award of Radio Wroclaw.

Kim Inhee

>Artistic director of Sunhwa Arts School
1984-1993 Founding members of Universal ballet company and soloist dancer
1990-1991 Principal dancer and mistress of Universal ballet company
1994 Principal dancer of Korean national ballet
1995 Artistic director of Soul ballet theater
2007- Chairman of professional dancers support center, Chairman of Ballet Association, Chairman of Ballet STP Cooperative

Kiyoko Kimura

Studied at the Academie de la Dance de Princess Grace in Monte-Carlo. She was awarded the Prix de Lausanne Apprentice Scholarship. Next year, she joined Stuttgart Ballet as a soloist and danced numerous roles in all over the world. At the Nagano Olympic, she danced principal role with opening ceremony. She moved to Leipzig Ballet as a soloist and soon became a principal. She had a high reputation as “the Muses of Mr. Uwe Scholz” from all over the world. Currently she is freelance, and dancing and teaching based in Japan.

Claresta Alim


Claresta started taking dance lessons at a very young age at Marlupi Dance Academy (MDA), until she was awarded advanced 2 with Distinction and represented Indonesia for the Genee Award in Toronto, Canada in 2008. Her professional debut started when she joined Beijing Dance Academy under the direction of Li Chen Hua in 2008.
In the same year, she received scholarship from Joffrey Ballet School in New York, USA with famous professional ballet dancers such as George De La Pena, Daniel Ulbricht, and Eva Jouravlev.
A year later, she was accepted in ABT (American Ballet Theatre) Summer Session in New York. In the following year, she joined the Washington Ballet under the direction of Kee Juan Han and Septime Webre. She was choosen to become the leading role in “Garden Pas De Deux” and became corps of the ballet in Septime Webre’s Nutcracker in 2010.
In the same year, she attended the full time professional program in Alvin Ailey before she started her professional career with “Art Ballet Theatre of Florida” in 2011. She became a professional ballet teacher at Vladimir Issaev School of Classical Ballet, Vaganova in Miami, Florida.
She was also invited to participate in the International Young Dancer Ballet Festival in Lima, Peru in 2013.
Her repertoires are Soloist and Corps, the Issaev’s Harlequinade, Fairy Doll, Le Corsaire,
Raymonda, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Little Mermaid in Ballet, Shostakovich (3 movements),
Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin, and Edgar Anindo’s Fragmentos.

Aki Saito

齊藤 亜紀
Aki Saito began her ballet training in Japan. In 1990, she won the first prize at the Japanese Competition for Young Dancers and in 1991 was awarded a scholarship at The Prix de Lausanne which allowed her to train at the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp. She won the gold medal at the Concours International de Danse in Houlgate, France and in 1994 joined the Royal Ballet of Flanders as a demi-soloist. In 2004, she was promoted to the rank of principal dancer. During that time, she danced the leading roles in the company’s various repertoire, including The Sleeping Beauty, Onegin, Giselle, Coppelia, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, La Bayadère, and Don Quixote as well as a new version of Swan Lake created on her by Marcia Haydée, Theme and Variations, The Four Temperaments, Who Cares?, Divertimento No.15, Artifact, In the Middle Somewhat Elevated, Sonate, Forgotten Land, Infra, Chronicle, The Grey Area to name a few.
She has appeared as guest artist to various international ballet companies and performances, including Ballet de Santiago, Hong Kong Ballet, the Gala des Etoiles Paris, The Gala of Prix de Lausanne, Dance Salad Houston, The Prague Ballet Gala.
In 2018, Aki danced Akram Khan’s Giselle as her farewell performance with the Royal Ballet of Flanders, earning her a nomination for “Dancer of The Year” by DANCE EUROPE.
She is currently a faculty member at the Royal Ballet School Antwerp. Aki has served as a jury member with the Prix de Lausanne in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2017. In 2016, she got knighted to become Chevalier in the Order of Leopold, a very prestigious recognition in Belgium, for her outstanding work in the field of dance.

Sachiko Sakurai


Studied under Maki Asami
1984, Studied in Sunhwa Arts School at 6years
Director of Universal Academy at 12years
Teacher of Sunhwa Arts School at 8years
Produced a lot of Prize winners of Prix de Lausanne and Youth America Grand Prix

George Birkadze

Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Birkadze’s primary dance training began at the National Academy of Dance of Tbilisi with Vakhtang Chabukiani. Upon moving to Moscow he was invited to attend the Bolshoi Ballet Academy under the direction of Genady Ladiah where he graduated with Honours in Classical Ballet, Pas de Deux, and Traditional Dance.
During his dance studies, he obtained his Diploma in Business Administration with a Master in Art Direction, and Public Relations and Marketing. Upon graduating from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, he furthered his studies as a Pedagogy in Dance.
In September of that same year, under the direction of Ekaterina Maximova, he joined the Kremlin Ballet, with directors Erick Volodin and Andrei Petrov.
During his professional career he has worked closely with Natalia Makarova, Christopher Wheeldon, Stanton Whelch, as well as many other great inspirations in the world of dance today.
In 2010 Birkadze joined the Sarasota Ballet at the rank of soloist and choreographed for their company.
He has since created works for companies throughout Europe, Southeast Asia, and the United States to critical acclaim. Birkadze taught at the esteemed Boston Ballet, while he continues to travel internationally for his choreography, teaching, galas, and other artistic ventures.
Birkadze is currently Artistic Director of the Classical Training Program at The Dallas Conservatory. He is based out of Dallas, TX, with his wife, American ballerina Ashley Ellis, and their two children.

Joseph Yoo


Instructor of Hanyang  University.
Member of Universal ballet company.
Adviser of Ito Youko ballet company.
Director of Cadaver Anatomy school. Teacher of Sunhwa Arts School. Director of Joseeph Yoo ballet Core & ballet Mapping.

Jaehong Park


Jaehong Park is currently the president of Korea Ballet Association and artistic director of Korea International Ballet Competition as well as a professor at the division of Arts in Hansung University. Graduating from Sunhwa Arts School (Ballet, Adrienne Dellas)in 1986, he joined the Universal Ballet and worked as a principal dancer as well as ballet master working with Adrienne Dellas, Oleg Vinogradov, and many great teachers from Mariinsky Ballet. He danced major roles of classical ballet such as Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, La Bayadere, La Sylphide, La Fille Mal Gardée, Raymonda, and etc. Also, he guested on the stage of Mariinsky Ballet and Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

In 1986, he won the 1st place (Minister of Culture Prize) of Korea Dance Association competition and Danseur Noble of Korea Ballet Association in 1998. In 2000, winning the best choreographer award brought him a grant from the Korea Arts Council and choreographed his own repertories such as Under the Waning Moon, This Too Shall Pass Away, Elegy, and etc.

Since 2004, he has taught at Hansung University in Seoul after achieving doctorate of pedagogy from Seoul National University. He also has served as the president of the academic society, the Korean Society of Dance Science, since 2017. As a teacher, he is interested in effective and efficient teaching based on kinesiology and contents knowledge from the perspective of a whole body integrating technique and expression.

Recently, he started his new role as the president of the Korea Ballet Association. The KBA holds Youth Ballet Festival, Seoul Ballet Competition, Bravo Ballet Festival, and K-Ballet World including international gala. As a Jury, Mr. Park has invited to Korea International Ballet Competition, Spoleto International Dance Competition, SCDIBC, Bari IDC in Lecce, and etc.

Yo Takahira

Born in Fukushima, Japan, Takahira started his modern dance training at the Keiko Yokoyama Modern Dance Studio at age four. He later studied ballet at the Yo Ballet Academy and the Secondary School of Beijing Dance Academy.
Takahira joined Hong Kong Ballet in 2005. He performed in Play with Abandon by Ricky Hu as part of the Contemporary Dance Series of the 2012 Hong Kong Arts Festival. He has danced many major classical roles including Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet and Lead Jester in Cinderella.

Danila Korsuntsev

・Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation (2008).
・ Prize-winner at the Festival de Danca in Joinville (Brazil, 1995).
・ Prize-winner at the Maya International Competition (St Petersburg, 1996).
・ Diploma-recipient at the International Ballet Competition in Paris (1997).

Born in Tashkent (Uzbekistan).
Graduated from the Uzbek School of Dance in 1992 (class of Kurkmas Sagatov).
From 1992 – 1998 he was a soloist with the Moscow State Academic “Classical Ballet” Theatre directed by Natalia Kasatkina and Vladimir Vasiliev.
Joined the Mariinsky Ballet in 1998.

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Giselle (Count Albrecht); choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa,Le Corsaire (Conrad); production by Pyotr Gusev after the composition and choreography of Marius Petipa,La Bayadère (Solor); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Vladimir Ponomarev and Vakhtang Chabukiani,The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Désiré); choreography by Marius Petipa, revival of the 1894 production,Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried); choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov,Raymonda (Jean de Brienne, Abderakhman, Grand pas); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev,“Paquita” Grand pas; choreography by Marius Petipa,Michel Fokine’s ballets Chopiniana (Nocturne, Mazurka, Seventh Waltz) and Schéhérazade (Zobeide’s Slave),The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (Ghirei); choreography by Rostislav Zakharov,Romeo and Juliet (Tibald); choreography by Leonid Lavrovsky,
Spartacus (Spartacus); choreography by Leonid Yakobson,The Young Lady and the Hooligan (the Hooligan); choreography by Konstantin Boyarsky,Carmen-Suite (José); choreography by Alberto Alonso,George Balanchine’s ballets Serenade, Symphony in C (II. Adagio), Jewels (Diamonds) and Piano Concerto No 2 (Ballet Imperial),In the Night; choreography by Jerome Robbins,Grand pas classique; choreography by Viktor Gzovsky,The Bronze Horseman (Peter I); choreography by Rostislav Zakharov, Yuri Smekalov and Smekalov’s ballets Presentiment of Spring (Yarilo) and Bolero Factory (Pride).

Repertoire also includes:
Now and Then; choreography by John Neumeier and Le Grand Pas de Deux; choreography by Christian Spuck.
As a guest artist, in 2004 he danced at the State Academic Ali-Shir Nava’i Bolshoi Theatre (Tashkent, Uzbekistan), performing the role of Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake opposite Sofia Gumerova as Odette-Odile.
He has performed at the National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Bulgaria (Metaphysics) and the National Theatre of Japan in Tokyo (as Jean de Brienne in the ballet Raymonda).
Performed the role of Andrei Bolkonsky at the opening ceremony of the XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
Has toured with the Mariinsky Ballet to Great Britain, Greece and China.
Since 2014 he has been a teacher and coach with the Mariinsky Ballet, rehearsing roles with Yevgeny Konovalov, Andrei Yermakov, Nikita Korneyev, Roman Malyshev.

Chen Jian Guo

1986, Enroll in Beijing Dance Academy
1989, Principal dancer in ballet festival performance in Canada “Paquita”
1990, Danced in ballet festival in France with Pari Operas’ student “Grand pas classic”
1993, Joined in the National ballet of China
1999, Joined in the Star dancers ballet company
2000, Joined the Royal New Zealand ballet company
2002~ Judging competition, Teacher and to this day

Chen Feng Jing

Born in Tianjin China, Began ballet from 8yers old.
1970, Enroll in Beijing Dance Academy
1974, Joined the Tianjin National ballet of China
1978,Joined the National Peking Art of China
1988, Joined the Tani Momoko ballet company
1994, Studied in Royal Winnipeg Ballet
2003, Judges of The ballet con in Sendai, Kyushu and Nagoya
2004, Teaching in various locations in Japan
2006, Director in Art ballet Bureau
Member of Tani Momoko. Teaching from children to professional that Va, PDD and to this day.

鶴谷美穂 Miho Tsurutani

After graduating from the the Royal Ballet School, joined the English National Ballet as the first Japanese dancer. Danced for Diana, Princess of Wales at the Royal Albert Hall, and also danced hundreds of times at major theatres in Europe including the Royal Festival Hall, the London Coliseum, the Birmingham Hippodrome, and the Theatre of Dionyson at the foot of the Athenian Acropolis. Danced as the soloist at the Nagano Olympics opening ceremony and with the New National Theatre Ballet Tokyo. Afterwards, joined the K Ballet Company and toured across Japan with Tetsuya Kumakawa, a renowned principal dancer and director, and Miyako Yoshida, a guest principal dancer at the Royal Ballet.
The third Japanese person to be awarded the Enrico Cecchetti Final Diploma qualification. target=”_blank”>http://cicb.org/diplomas/ Holds a Fellowship qualification (highest teaching qualification of Cecchetti Method) from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, Great Britain.
Trained student teachers for the ISTD Cecchetti Teachers qualifications, and 5 successfully passed the Associate Teaching Examinations.

Nobuhiro Terada

People’s Artist of Ukraine (2015).

Ambassador for cultural affairs from the city of Kyoto.
Director of the Grand Prix Kyiv International Competition in cooperation with UNESCO.
International business manager at Koransha concert agency (Japan).
Organizer of the youth festival “Japan-Ukraine”.
Artistic director of the Kyoto Ballet Theater (Japan).
Permanent member of the jury of international competitions: Japan, Italy, Germany, Norway.
Professor of the National Academy of Culture and Arts.

Laureate of the International Competition of Ballet Dancers and Choreographers named after S. Lyfar (Kyiv, 1999, 3rd place).
He studied at the Terada Ballet Art School (Kyoto), graduated from the Kyiv State Choreographic School (1993, class of V. Denysenko), Ukrainian Dance Academy (1999).
Since 1993, he has been an invited soloist of the Tokyo Ballet and a teacher-tutor of the Kyoto School of Ballet Art.

In 1995–2010, he was a ballet soloist of the National Opera of Ukraine, where he performed the following parts:
James (“Sylphide” by H. Levenshold), Joker (“Swan Lake” by P. Tchaikovsky), Pa de de (“Giselle” by A. Adana), Kuts (“Forest Song” by M. Skorulsky), Parubok (“Lily ” by K. Dankevich), Dwarf (“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” by B. Pavlovsky) and others.
Since 2012, he has been the artistic director of Kyiv State Ballet School.
Since 2023, artistic director of the ballet of the National Opera of Ukraine.
Awarded the International Order of St. Stanislav.

Shoko Nakamura

1986-1996 Chikako Tanaka Ballet School in Fukuoka, Japan
1996-1998 John Cranko School in Stuttgart, Germany
1998-1999 Stuttgart Ballet
2000-2006 Wiener Staatsballett (2001 Demi-Soloist, 2002 Soloist)
2006-2013 Staatsballett Berlin (2006 Soloist, 2007Principal)
2013- Hungarian National Opera (Principal Dancer)
– since 2005 Principal Guest at K-Ballet Company Tokyo (Director: Tetsuya Kumakawa):Kumakawas “Swan Lake” (Odette/ Odile), Kumakawas “Don Quixote” (Kitri, Mercedes),”Romeo & Juliet,“ “Le Corsair,” Roland Petits “Carmen” (Carmen), Roland Petits “Le Jeune Homme et la mort”, George Balanchine’s “Prodigal Son”

Megumi Nakamura

Megumi Nakamura (b. 1970) has worked with leading talents in the contemporary dance world such as Mats Ek and Ohad Naharin during her nine-year career as a top dancer for the Netherlands Dance Theater (NDT) led at the time by Jiří Kylián, which began in 1991. Her collaborations as a dancer since relocating to Japan in 2007 have transcended genre. She has worked as a choreographer with Yasuyuki Shuto and has presented work for the New National Theatre, Tokyo ballet company.

Yoshie Narisawa

1979, Joined the AM student
1980, Studied in Monaco
1984, Joined the Asami Maki ballet company
1987, Studied in Moscow classical ballet company
1989, Joined the Moscow classical ballet company as soloist
1990, Guest dancer in “Don Quixote ““Giselle” with the Tashkent Bolshoi ballet
1992, Principal in Don Quixote with Asami Maki ballet company
2009, Graduated in teacher’s major of Bolshoi ballet school
Teacher and judging competitions and to this day

Nicola Biasutti

Nicola did the Scuola di Ballo del Teatro alla Scala and Bolshoi in Moscow and danced with the Zürich Ballett and as a Soloist at the Semperoper Dresden. He also participated in the Professional Program for teachers at the National Ballett School of Canada in Toronto (Dir. Mavis Staines) and became a teacher at the Ballett School of Theater Basel (Dir. Amanda Bennett). Since 2006, he is a teacher at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart (Dir. Tadeusz Matacz).

Fabrice Maufrais

Fabrice trained at the Paris National Opera Ballet School. He performed in Paris and at the Nantes Opera Ballet as a soloist. In 1990 he joined Scottish Ballet where he danced soloist/leading roles before becoming a freelance principal dancer and performed the lead roles in classical repertoire such as Cinderella, Nutcracker, Petrushka, Swan Lake, La Sylphide, Napoli, The Flower Festival Pas de Deux, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lilac Garden and Monotones. He occupied leading roles in works by Maurice Bejart, Thierry Malandain, Caroline Carlson and Angelin Preljocaj.
In 1998 he was presented with the Dame Beryl Grey Award by the Royal Academy of Dance for the high quality of his teaching. Teaching roles followed at The Dance School of Scotland and at the English National Ballet School.
In 2003 he was invited to become the Pedagogical Director of the École supérieure de Ballet du Quebec in Canada, where he remained in post for ten years.
Fabrice joined the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2013 as a lecturer in Modern Ballet and has been a frequent guest teacher to Australia, Canada, France, Japan and at the UK’s Royal Ballet School.

Park Sang-cheol

Principal and Ballet Master in Korean National Ballet company
Graduated of Sejong University
Danced in Izumi ballet company.
Director of La ballet dance company
Korean Society of Dance, Korean Ballet Association, officer of Nam Son Forum

Emi Hariyama

Graduate from a Bolshoi ballet school at the top. I play an active part in the Vladimir Malakhov Berlin national ballet to lead as principals in Moscow music theater ballet, Essen ballet (Germany), American ballet international, Cleveland San Jose ballet, Boston ballet for ten years. I am invited to the Leningrad national ballet and play the leading part in “Swan Lake” and “Giselle” and gain a great success. When I make my guest appearance and played the leading part in “SwanLake” and “Giselle” in Ulan Ude national ballet, I perform a dance and a produce performance of the music in all parts of the world. I play with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in Baden Baden music festival and stronghold Berlin. In Berlin, I produce a performance in Japanese Embassy, a theater, art space, a gallery and play with musicians such as Mikhail Barenboim by a charity performance for earthquake disaster revival of Japan in the British Embassy. I produce Bach plus in Duo and play with world great master cello player, David Geringas. I give a performance in Lithuania, various parts of Germany and hold a charity performance in Sendai. I dance by a performance of the prime minister attendance in Lithuania. In 2016, I dance one’s own work by “Malakhov and a friend” gallaperformance in Berlin and get great popularity.
I am invited as a judge of the ballet contest in Russia, Europe, various parts of Japan. In addition, I host international workshops as if I become a go-between with Japan in Europe, the United States. In addition, other than sponsorship, I am invited as a lecturer in Europe, the United States, various parts of Japan. I am published in the German newspaper as a photographer and hold a private exhibition titled the backside of the ballet in Riga of Latvia.
I produce Marāhofu master class, DVD and a CD including Marāhofu variation lesson. In late years, at the Kiev Kunitachi ballet school, choreography instruction, staging of all curtain ballet are left from the ballet of all the countries of the world including “Paquita” “masked ball”, and, as an assistant of “Vladimir Malakhov”, “SwanLake” plays an active part in Europe and Ukraine, the United States in a Croatian national ballet in a Slovak national ballet “Bayaderuka”.
In Japan, I make Tokyo mixed voices choruses and collaboration.
As a ballerina playing an active part in the foreign countries, it was broadcasted with Japanese TV show “JOUNETSU – TAIRIKU” and appears on NHK live.
I perform the activity that it is to the instruction of the younger student, the bridge with foreign countries positively recently while I work on a performance with the wide range of repertories from classical music to new classicism.
I established Japan international ballet Company and gained a great success in a world festival of Kazakhstan in June, the choreography and continue the activity to convey art, culture widely close.
In a book “the toe shoes which dance the world.”

Ayumi Hikasa

Born in Tokyo and trained at the Noriko Kobayashi Ballet School and The Royal Ballet School. She worked with The Royal Ballet and the Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet, including an America tour, before joining the National Ballet of Portugal, based in Lisbon. She was soon performing soloist roles such as the second variation in” La Bayadere” and the Pas de Trois in “Swan Lake”. Returning to the UK, she joined London City Ballet and at the end of her first six months she appeared as the Sugar Plum Fairy in “Nutcracker”, after which she was promoted to Soloist. During the following year she performed many roles and then being promoted to Principal. After leaving London City Ballet, she was chosen by Gillian Lynne to join the cast of The Phantom of the Opera in the West End as the first Japanese cast member. Still maintaining her contact with the ballet world, she guested with both stars of British and Russian Ballet and as Guest Principal with the Wiener Ballet Theatre, touring extensively in Germany, Switzerland and Sweden. She also performed the Sleeping Beauty Pas de Deux, with her husband, at the 3rd Seoul International Ballet Festival in Korea. They were the first couple to be invited to represent the United Kingdom. She joined Northern Ballet Theatre, where she danced the role of Odile in their new production of Swan Lake and, at the company’s Sadlers Wells season, she danced the Elder Sister in Christopher Gable’s Cinderella. She moved on from her dance career into teacher. She is also a qualified gymnastics coach and was an assistant coach at Heathrow Gymnastics club. She has taught a wide range of students, from the very young to professional level, such as at K Ballet and The Lion King in London’s West End and also at many vocational schools and international summer schools. She also gives private coaching and has choreographed and co-produced two full length ballets in Japan.

Nagako Fukazawa

Studied in Yuriko Kawaguchi ballet school.
1997, Contact in the National ballet
2006, Joined in Volks Theater Rostock company in Germany
After coming back to Japan, principal of “Nutcracker” “Swan Lake”
“Sleeping beauty” in Kobayashi Noriko ballet theater.

Boris Zhurilov

Born in Leningrad (Saint Petersburg
2006, Graduated in Vaganova ballet Academy, Joined the Mariinsky ballet company
Principal dancer in Mariinsky ballet and State Ballet of Geogia
Currently a member of the Hungarian National Ballet

Maika Narisawa-Galimullina

2004, Enroll in Bolshoi ballet school
2012, Graduated in Bolshoi ballet school. Joined the Moscow classical ballet company.
2017, Soloist dancer of Moscow classical ballet company
Repertory “Gisselle,” Sleeping beauty” Aurora, “Swan Lake” Pas de trois, “Napoli” “Nutcracker” Shuger Plum, etc…

Maylen Tleubaev

Maylen TLEUBAEV was born in Saint Petersburg and trained under Yuri UMRIKHIN and Nikolai BOYARCHIKOV at the St. Petersburg Mussorgsky State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre and the Vaganova Ballet Academy. In 1998 he was awarded at the Arabesque-98 Open Competition of Ballet Dancers in Perm, and the Choreography Encouragement Award in the Creative Art category at the Maya Plisetskaya International Ballet Competition, followed by further accolade of an award at the 2000 Rudolf Nureyev International Ballet Competition. He then joined the National Ballet of Japan as Soloist in 2002 and was promoted to First Soloist in 2008. During this period, Maylen danced the leading role in the MAKI Asami’s Production of The Nutcracker and La Bayadère, as well as playing a number of other key roles in Swan Lake and Cinderella. Maylen was promoted to Principal in 2011.

Toshiko Matsuda

Director of MRB Matsuda Toshiko Reassertion ballet
Guest in Yugoslavia World Gala Concert
Principal dancer of “Nutcracker” “Swan Lake”” Coppellia” “Snow White” and Musical “The Red Shoes” “Anne of Green Gables”
Appeared on Music video, countdown concert, etc…
Teacher of Michal Yoshimoto theatre company, YOSHIMOTO KOGYO HOLDINGS CO., LTD, Chacott,

Sayumi Yato

Began from 6 years.
1991-1995, Joined the Mastumoto Michiko ballet company.
1996,Joined in the Mikhailovsky Ballet company 8years
After coming back to Japan, Principal dancer in Matsumoto Michiko ballet company
Guest dancer of Lee Wonkuku Ballet in Korea “Don Quixote”
Director in ballet studio feya

Kousuke Yamamoto

1996, Special Jury award of World ballet & Modern dance competition in Nagoya. Nijinsky award from Polish National Opera theatre
1998, Enroll in Royal ballet school
2000, Joined the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Principal dancer and choregrapher
After coming back to Japan, dancer, director, teacher and to this day
Commentator of several classical TV, and Prix de Lausanne on TV.

Raimondo Rebeck

Raimondo Rebeck was born in Berlin and studed at the Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin with Prof. Martin Puttke. He was a principal dancer at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin and Deutsche Oper Berlin, winning many awards and international competitions, including Prix de Lausanne, Osaka and Varna Ballet Competitions, the “Berlin Critic Prize,” and the “Aalto Prize of the City of Essen,” Germany, as well as the “German Dance Critic Award 2002” as best dancer. From 2005-2008 Mr. Rebeck was the first ballet master and Associate Artistic Director of the Aalto Ballett Theater Essen, Germany. He works internationally as a choreographer, organizer of ballet galas as well as having been a guest dancer working closely with prominent artists including Eva Evdokimova, Jiri Kylian, Yvette Chauviree, William Forsythe, and in close association with Maurice Bejart, for whom he danced many principal roles, a well as with Rudolf Nureyev. Since 2012 Raimondo Rebeck has been the Ballet Master for the Ballet Dortmund, and since 2014 he has been the Artistic Director and choreographer for the NRW Junior Ballet, Dortmund. As of this September 2023, Raimondo Rebeck becomes the Artistic Director of the Karlsruhe Ballet of Germany.

Rei Watanabe

Reiko Yamamoto ballet school,
1993-1997 Nederlands Dans Theater2
1997-1999 Lyon opera ballet,
1999-2002 Gothenburg opera ballet,
2002-2005 Nederlands DansTheater1
2005-2006 Cullberg ballet,
2012-2019 Opto Director, (project company),
2019-2023 K-ballet Tokyo
Ballet Director,
2023-Freelance dancer/teacher&coaching (Ballet & contemporary) Choreography,

Judging by 3 to 12 teachers in each competition from the following list.