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   Tsubasa Nishioka
    Ayaka Taniguchi

Tsubasa Nishioka was born in Japan and started ballet, modern and contemporary dance training.  In 2017, he was accepted to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater School and received scholarship in 2018. He performed at "Ailey Sprit Gala" with Alvin Ailey's "Battlefield" at  Lincoln Center. Tsubasa also worked with Fumihito Shimizu, NBA Dance Company, Omar Roman de Jesus, Darshan Bhuller and Marcus Jarrell Wills. He is currently an apprentice for I KADA Dance, member os Vashti Dance Theater and Muni and Makers Dance. Tsubasa awarded including the first place in the Chiba Select Young Dancer's Performance, the third place in the Saitama Dance Competition, third place in the Dance Competition in Sendai and the second place in the NBA National Ballet Competition.

Ayaka Taniguchi, originally from Tokyo Japan, began her ballet trainig in1999 at age five at Studio Benus. She was privately trained by Luis Villanueva, a certified ABT® syllabus teacher who had worked with American Ballet Theatre and the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York. Ayaka studied Lester Horton Technique with Mitsue Miyake at Hop Dance Arts Entertainment in Tokyo in 2012. She enrolled at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater School as a scholarship student in 2013. Ayaka performed Ailey's Extension's Voices & Visions under the direction of Manuel Vignoulle, Park Avenue Armory Gala Press working with Matthew Rushing at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in NYC, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Opening Gala at New York City Center choreographed by Hope Boyki, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Spirit Gala at the Lincoln Center choreographed by Carlos dos Santos. Ayaka's ballet appearances include the Pas de Duex and variations from Le Bayadere, Don Quixote, Paquita, Grand Pas Classique, La Corsaire, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and Carmen.