Kayo Ugaeri

Founder & Director

Kayo started ballet when she was six. She learnt ballet from a Tokyo professional ballet dancer, Tomoko Kurosawa and frequently participated in the ballet contest which was held by the Japan Ballet Association. Kayo got a remarkable result in the competition every year. She was the champion in the junior

In 1998,  she graduated from Central School of ballet in the United Kingdom. Then she began her life as a ballet tutor in Hong Kong. Kayo worked as a ballet teacher in Plasia Ballet School located in Tai Koo. At that time, she also started to learn Chinese dance on herself and even got the Grade 2 qualification in the Chinese Dance Graded Exams. In 2000, she was awarded the Asia Dance art special award and joined the Asia Tour as a ballet dancer. She performed in several countries like Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan. In 2004, she became the first Japanese student in Shanghai Theatre Academy which acted as the first step for Kayo to achieve her dream as being an active performer in Asia. 

日本舞踊講師である母の勧めで、

6歳よりバレエを始める。

日本バレエ協会バレエコンクール

小・中・高部門で

優勝第2位、3位と年毎に受賞。

1998年英国バレエ留学(Central School of ballet)

2000年Asia Dance芸術特別賞受賞

ダンサーとして香港、マレーシア、シンガポール、台湾とアジアツアー参加

2006年 麗佳文化有限公司を設立(上海)

2007年 Bbバレエスタジオ開設(上海)

2013年 Ballet blanc教室開講(香港)

2015年 Ballet blanc Entertainment Co., Ltd設立(香港)

2016年 Ballet blancバレエスタジオ開設(銅鑼灣)

2018年 The Best Teachers Award 最優秀指導者賞受賞

2018年 Ballet blancバレエスタジオOliv新設(銅羅)

2019年 The Best Teachers Award 最優秀指導者賞受賞

2000年 「SIEMENS」携帯電話CM出演(香港)

2004年 上海戯劇学院入学

“青い鳥”ドキュメンタリー番組主演(上海テレビ)

“青鳥”詩集5千部完売(上海文芸出版社)

 

女性誌「25ans」ビューティーメダリスト審査員

Kayo 自小受到身為舞蹈教師的母親影響,她從6歲開始便對芭蕾舞產生興趣,更師從當時東京赫赫有名的芭蕾舞導師黑澤智子學習芭蕾。她多次參加由日本芭蕾舞協會舉辦的比賽,並分別在 。1998年,她從英國Central School of ballet畢業後來到香港,並在太古Plasia Ballet School擔任專門導師。2000年她獲得Asia Dance藝術特別獎,後來更以舞者的身分參加亞洲巡迴,於香港、馬來西亞、新加坡等地演出。2004年,Kayo以首位日本人的身份入讀上海戲劇學院, 當時的她夢想在亞洲舞台上大放光芒。兩年後,她在上海開設麗佳文化有限公司。2007年,她開設了第一間芭蕾舞學校BB Ballet Studio。2013年,於香港設立Ballet blanc芭蕾舞教室,更在兩年後正式成立Ballet blanc Entertainment Co.,Ltd。翌年,於銅鑼灣開設Ballet blanc Ballet Studio。2019年, Kayo獲頒The Best Teachers Award 最優秀指導者獎。

Kelsey Chung

Ballet Instructor

Kelsey began her dance training (Ballet) at an early age, at the Jean M. Wong School of Ballet.  During that time, she was awarded a Tsinform C. Wong Memorial Scholarship, and gained high marks for all her RAD exams, whilst also participating the school’s annual performance Stars of Tomorrow.  Kelsey finished her study for a BFA (Hons) at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, she has performed in numerous Academy productions as well as community performances at Hong Kong International Airport with the Excel programme of HKAPA and also with Dance Art (White Box Dance Series), also cooperated with different famous choerographers such as Cameron Mcmillon, IratxeAnsa and John Utans.  She also competed in a group work in the The 10th Young Ballet Stars Award and The 44th Open Dance Contest, winning Silver and Gold Award respectively.  In 2016, she has been awarded the Ballet Faculty Scholarships and the HSBC HKAPA Mainland China Study Programme. Recently she was selected to participate in a major cross-stream choreography for performances in Hong Kong and in Canada, at the World Dance Alliance Conference, 2017. In 2018, Kelsey has worked for Hong Kong International Drummer Festival- Young Friends Scheme and was a choreographer of the Drum and Move Programme.

自小在王仁曼芭蕾舞學校接受芭蕾舞訓練,以優秀成績完成所有RAD考試,亦曾獲得獎學金及參加明日之星等大演表演。Kelsey在香港演藝學院取得藝術學士學位,期間多次參與各類型表演,曾與多位著名排舞師合作,如Cameron Mcmillon, IratxeAnsa and John Utans等,經驗豐富,同時在多個本地大型比賽中取得優秀成績。2017在世界舞蹈聯盟學會參與香港及加拿大區的排舞工作。2018年為香港國際鼓手節之表演排舞。

Irene Kam

Ballet Instructor / RAD Certified Teacher

Irene is graduated from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in Master of Fine Arts (Dance). During her study, Irene received scholarships to exchange in China and France. She also performed lead roles in Sylvia and Serenade during her study. She actively competed and received numerous awards in Hong Kong and China. She attained Solo Seal Award from Royal Academy of Dance in 2013 and joined Hong Kong Ballet in 2014. Irene is passionate in dance education and started teaching ballet since 2011. She also taught Easter Ballet Workshop for Hong Kong Ballet in 2017 and 2018 . Irene is also active in local dance community which she co-ordinated Hong Kong Ballet Group Stars Award 2017, 2018 and Solo Night 2017. 

香港演藝學院取得舞蹈藝術碩士學位,期間曾憑獎學金到中國及法國交流,並在本港及中國多次獲得獎項,曾取得英國皇家舞蹈學院考試及香港芭蕾舞團頒發的Solo Seal Award。Irene熱心於舞蹈教學,在2011年開始教授芭蕾舞,層任香港芭蕾舞團於2017及2018年所舉辦之香港芭蕾舞團之導師。活躍Irene亦於本地舞蹈活動,分夠在2017及2018年協助舉辦芭蕾舞超新星大賞等大型活動。

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Stephen Xavier

Artistic Consultant

In his over 20 years as a ballet teacher and dance educator, Stephen Xavier brings to his students his experience as a professional ballet dancer, and a training that emphasizes the development of artistry in addition to technique.

 

Stephen is currently Artistic Director of The Hong Kong Ballet Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting ballet education and nurturing local ballet talent through ballet productions, competitions, workshops and master classes.

 

As a ballet dancer, Stephen performed with the Hong Kong Ballet and The Royal Ballet in London, having been trained at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the Royal Ballet School. His professional accolades include the Hong Kong Ballet’s “Dancer of the Year” Award and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund Scholarship.

 

Upon completing the Royal Ballet School’s Teachers’ Training Course for Professional Dancers, Stephen began his teaching career at the International School of Ballet in Calgary, Canada. Since his return to Hong Kong, he has taught at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and at various local ballet schools. He has also been a guest teacher in other parts of the world, including France, United Kingdom, Japan and China. Over the years, he has coached students of all ages, many of whom have gone on to professional dance careers, or have achieved good results at ballet competitions and exams.

Irene Lo

Artistic Advisor

Irene is a former artist who danced with The Hong Kong Ballet, and in her 10-year career she performed numerous Principal roles with the company. Her Romanian ballet teacher brought yoga into her life in 1994 and Irene attributes the healing of  her asthma and serious back injury during her mid-dancing career to Yoga. 
Irene is currently a faculty member of the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts teaching yoga and  ballet for the full-time program and the Gifted Young Dancer Programme.

前香港芭蕾舞團團員,擁有10年豐富表演經驗。Irene於1994年接觸瑜伽,並透過此治癒了哮喘和練舞帶來的嚴重背部傷患。現時Irene在香港演藝學院教授芭蕾舞及瑜伽,以及資優舞者課程。

Michelle Lee

Ballet/Jazz Instructor

Michelle Lee started to learn ballet when she was young and awarded with internationally recognized certificates. She obtained Royal Academy of Dance Classical Ballet Grade 8 and Advanced Royal Academy of Dance Diploma. She is now also a registered Teacher of Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD) and Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing (CSTD). 

Michelle was awarded Australian Teachers of Dancing International Majors Scholarship. She taught ballet and jazz at a number of schools, kindergartens and some dance academy.

 

自小學習芭蕾舞,成績優異,並考取國際認可教育文憑。 英國皇家芭蕾舞學院八級文憑及專修訓練課程高級文憑。  其後考獲澳洲舞蹈教師協會註冊導師, 及澳洲聯邦舞蹈教師協會芭蕾舞爵士舞教師證書 ,積極於舞蹈教育發展。Michelle 更獲頒 澳洲舞蹈教師協會獎學金。她曾任教於多間中幼稚園,小學及大型舞蹈學院,教授爵士舞及芭蕾舞,

Yayoi Ito

Balletone Instructor / Ballet Yoga

幼少の頃からモダンバレエを母の影響で学び、ダンスやウォーキング指導を行う。同時にエリートモデル養成2期生を卒業しモデル活動をする。モデル経験の中で自己との対話繋がりの大切さを知り、ヨガの道へ。そして2005年から日本でハタヨガ講師として、多数のスタジオでヨガクラスを持ち介護施設にてクラスも行い幅広いフィールドで活動。 その後、米国ニューヨークで生まれたバレエを基本としたエクソサイズ”バレトン”を学び、インストラクター資格を取得、香港で初のバレトン講師としてBallet blancに参画、ダンスが初めての方も気軽にできるエクソサイズとして、普及を目指す。



 

Kammy Kwan

Ballet /Contemporary Instructor

Kammy studied at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majored in Ballet . During the years at HKAPA, she had also taken part in various local and overseas ballet dance competitions and received several awards. She has worked with different choreographers around the world including Raymond Chai(UK), Anh Ngoc Nguyen(Vietnam), Jonathan Watkins(UK) , Iratex Ansa(Spain) and Ian Robinson(USA). She was awarded several scholarships during her studies leading to her exploration in contemporary dance to different countries around the world like Germany, Spain, Amsterdam and Greece. Joined Yspace as dancer after graduated. Now as the teaching artist at City Contemporary Dance Company, ballet teacher and freelance dancer.

Kammy畢業於香港演藝學院,主修芭蕾舞。 在香港演藝學院就讀期間,她還參加了各種本地和海外芭蕾舞蹈比賽,並獲得了多個獎項。 她亦參加多項舞蹈表演,曾與世界各地著名的編舞家合作,當中包括Raymond Chai(英國),Anh Ngoc Nguyen(越南),Jonathan Watkins(英國),Iratex Ansa(西班牙)和Ian Robinson(美國)。 在校期間,她曾獲得多項獎學金,到世界各地學習並探索不同的現代舞蹈,當中遍及的國家有德國,西班牙,阿姆斯特丹和希臘等等。 在畢業後,Kammy曾加入了香港舞蹈藝團Yspace(多空間),擔任藝團的舞蹈員。現在除了擔任城市當代舞蹈團的教學藝術家,同時亦是一位芭蕾舞老師及自由職業的舞者。

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