Amane Takaishi teaches Beginning Ballet I and Boston City Youth Ballet program at Tony Williams Dance Center, and dances with City Ballet of Boston. She is a registered ballet teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance, UK and was awarded the title of Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance. Amane began her early training with Mitsuyo Kishibe in Tokyo, Japan and continued studying with Desmond Kelly, OBE, at Elmhurst School of Ballet in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet, followed by Central School of Ballet under the direction of Sara Matthews. She extended her training through summer intensives at Royal Ballet School, English National Ballet School in London, UK, and the International Masterclass in Prague, Czech. Before joining City Ballet of Boston in 2019, she danced with Eugene Ballet in Oregon, Ballet Tucson in Arizona and A&A Ballet in Chicago. Her repertoire includes Anthony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker (Snow Queen, Hoop, Rox Riff and Mrs Mallard), Toni Pimble’s Cinderella, Great Gatsby and Carmina Burana, Chieko Imada’s choreography after Marius Petipa; Paquita and La Bayadere and George Balanchine’s Walpurgisnacht Ballet. In Boston area, she has worked with Gianni Di Marco, Boris Richir and Margot Parsons. She is also a member of Asian American Ballet Project, founded by Elizabeth Mochizuki. Amane holds BA with honors in Professional Dance and Performing Studies from the University of Kent, UK and MA in Education (Dance Teaching) from the University of Bath, UK. She is excited to teach and work with dance students from TDWC again this year!

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