Yuka Kawazu was born in Kanagawa, Japan. She has an extensive career spanning both the United States and Japan. Throughout the U.S. she has performed as corps, soloist, and principal with several ballet and theater companies, culminating as the ballet-mistress for the Staten Island Ballet. She has been teaching at Broadway Dance Center, New Dance Group, 92Y Harkness dance center, Alvin Ailey, Burklyn Ballet Theater, Roy Arias Studios, and many more! She is also guest professor and choreographer at the Showa Music Academia in Japan. She recently returned from Japan, having choreographed “Out of My Dreams,” based on the music of Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Her interest in choreography grew as she created new ballets for various dance companies and schools. Currently she is teaching for both New Jersey Dance Theater Project and Arias Dance NYC where her most recent compositions have been performed. Yuka continues to engage herself and her dancers in new works and exploration of her art through performance and original compositions.