Chiaki Yasukawa

Ballet Company Coaching / Ballet / Pointe

Chiaki began her training at the Wakui Ballet School in Osaka, Japan and attended the Princess Grace dance Academy of Monaco at the age of fifteen. She was accepted to train at the San Francisco Ballet for the summer and continued her training at the School of American Ballet and Joffrey ballet on scholarship for the whole year.

Chiaki joined Orlando Ballet under Fernando Bujones in 2000 and worked under Bruce Marks as well as Robert Hill. She danced numerous leading roles in full length ballet, such as Giselle in Giselle, Kitri in Don Quixote, Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Medora and Gulnare in Le Corsaire, Odette and Odile in Swan Lake, Swanilda in Coppelia, Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Raymonda in Raymonda, Firebird in Firebird, Cinderella in Cinderella, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and Carmen in Carmen.

She also performed roles in other Pieces such as George Balanchine’s “Serenade” “Who cares?” “Fanfare” “Agon”, Twyla Tharp’s “In the upper Room” “Waterbury Bagatelles” “Sinatra Songs”, Robert Hill’s “Piano Concerto” “Revelry”, Fernando Bujones’s “Bolero” “Jazz Swing” “Grand Pas Romantique” and Jessica Lang’s “To Familiar spaces in Dream”.

Chiaki was also invited to dance as a guest artist at the International Gala in places such as Japan, Canada, Puerto Rico, China, India as well as many areas in the United States.

She won the best Choreographer award at the Youth American Grand Prix and the American Dance Competition. She also received achievement awards from the Mayor and Governor of Osaka, Japan.

She worked as a principal teacher and Marketing Assistant at Orlando Ballet after she finished her dancing as a company member at Orlando Ballet.
Chiaki is a certified teacher for ABT National Training Curriculum and as well as Progressing Ballet Technique.

She is serving as a COO of Elenoble Ballet which is based in Tokyo, Japan. Chiaki is very excited to be a part of the Xplosive family this season.