Training for Dancers
Yuri Shimaoka was born in Nagano, Japan. She studied at Dokkyo university in Japan and has trained in dance drawing from many sources, from ballet school to videos and photos, studying Japanese martial arts Budo from master Akira Hino, to visiting The Forsythe Company and assisting Yoko Ando, former dancer in the company. Since the beginning of 2015 she has been based in Berlin and works with various artists in different settings, from theaters and museums to the street. She has worked with Yoko Ando, Jeremy Shaw, Matteo Marziano Graziano, Christine Bonnansea and amongst others. She is a scholarship holder at DanceWeb 2019 at ImPulsTanz. As a guest teacher, she has been giving class in marameo Berlin, Tanzfaktur Köln, Deutsche Oper Berlin and amongst other places.
She is also a Peak Pilates certified trainer and Shiatsu practitioner and offers individual or smaller group sessions.
The class aims for dancers to listen to their inner and outer space of the body by using the structure of ballet class.
Combinations are shaped by the format of ballet training with the idea of basic physics, Budo (Japanese martial arts), musicality, weight of sound wave, endocrine system and relationship in between.
Recommended for both ballet and contemporary dancers.
Photo: Oliver Hohlfeld