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• Senior Ballet Tutor of the Hong Kong Youth Ballet Academy

• Former Artistic Director of the Youth Ballet of Asia

• Former Principal Dancer of the Hong Kong Ballet

• Winner of Hokkaido Youth Arts Culture Award in Japan

About Ayako Fujioka

About Ayako Fujioka

Ayako FUJIOKA is the award winner of the Science and Culture Award from the Hokkaido Youth Arts Centre and Culture Award from Ebetsu City. Born in Japan, FUJIOKA started ballet training in Sapporo Buyoukai. She received a scholarship from Compagnie de Ballet Daini Kudo to study in France in 1987.

She was the guest artist at the Gala Performance of Le Prix de Lausanne in Tokyo in 1989. She joined Tokyo Festival Ballet in 1991 and toured through U.S.A. FUJIOKA joined the Hong Kong Ballet in 1994 and was promoted to be principal dancer the following year. She danced in major repertoires including as Odette/ Odile in Swan Lake; Giselle in Giselle; Sugar Plum Fairy in Nutcracker; Lise in La Fille Mal Gardee; Cinderella in Cinderella; Gamzatti/ Nikaya in La Bayadere; Belle in Beauty and the Beast; Snow Queen in Snow Queen; Wendy in Peter Pan; and White couple in Les Patineurs, etc. She was awarded Best Performance in a Solo Role, Dancer, Dancer of the Season, Performance of the Year in a Character Role, and Outstanding Achievement in Dancer’s Awards, held by the Friends of Hong Kong Ballet. She was featured in The Hong Kong Dance Hall of Fame by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

FUJIOKA is a dedicated ballet educator since 2002. She is the Ballet Mistress of Hong Kong Youth Ballet, the Major Teacher of Hong Kong Youth Ballet, and the Ballet Mistress of Asian Grand Prix International Ballet Competition.


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