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Mavis Staines


Artistic Director and CEO, Canada’s National Ballet School 

カナダ国立バレエスクール 芸術監督及びCEO

Visionary dance educator Mavis Staines has revolutionized the way dance is taught, performed, witnessed and shared across Canada and around the world. Over her 30-year tenure as Artistic Director of Canada’s National Ballet School, she has cemented the School’s reputation as the leading champion of programming excellence, access, and inclusion in dance.


Born in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, Staines received her ballet training at Canada’s National Ballet School. Upon graduation from NBS, she danced as a first soloist with the National Ballet of Canada and the Dutch National Ballet until an accident cut short her performance career. She subsequently enrolled in NBS’ Teaching Training Program, joining NBS’ Artistic Faculty in 1982. She was appointed Artistic Director in 1989.


Staines’ approach to the holistic wellbeing of the students in NBS’ Professional Ballet Program sparked an international conversation about classical ballet training, with a focus on progressive approaches in pedagogy, mind-body awareness, and nurturing the whole dancer. Her wholehearted enthusiasm for exploring technology in the arts, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and partnership building put Canada and NBS on the map of global leaders in ballet.


Staines served as a juror for the Prix de Lausanne from 1993 to 1995 and was President of the Jury in 1998 and 1999. In 2001, she accepted the volunteer position of Artistic President Designate for the Prix de Lausanne and assumed the full responsibilities of Artistic President from 2002 to 2008.


A lifelong believer in the benefits that dance can offer all of us, Staines championed the establishment and rapid growth of NBS Sharing Dance, NBS’ community-engagement initiatives that encompass the widest range of community programs of any ballet school in the world. Her commitment to making the power of dance more accessible has opened doors for more than 160,000 Canadians to-date of every age, ability and aspiration.


Mavis Staines is a recipient of the 2019 Governor General’s Performing Arts Award (GGPAA), a Member of the Order of Canada, and a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal









ダンスがもたらすメリットを生涯信じてきたステインズは、世界のバレエ学校の中で最も幅広いコミュニティプログラムを網羅しているNBSのコミュニティエンゲージメントイニシアチブであるNBS Sharing Dance の確立と急速な発展に貢献しました。ダンスの力をより身近なものにするという彼女のコミットメントは、これまでにあらゆる年齢、能力、願望を持つ16万人以上のカナダ人にチャンスを与えてきました。






Artistic director/Founder of Ellison Ballet 


A former Soloist with the San Francisco Ballet, Edward Ellison is the founder and artistic director of the Ellison Ballet Professional Training Program, based in New York City. As a dancer, teacher, ballet master and coach, Mr. Ellison has traveled the world. He has served as ballet master for Boston Ballet, Norwegian National Ballet, Alberta Ballet, and has taught for such companies as American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, and Houston Ballet. Mr. Ellison has also taught for the schools of San Francisco Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Boston Ballet, the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, STEPS on Broadway and several universities and colleges throughout the U.S. Through his detailed technical and artistic influence, Mr. Ellison's students have been awarded numerous top prizes in international ballet competitions: Moscow IBC; USA IBC (Jackson); Youth America Grand Prix; World Ballet Competition; and anzolymp-Berlin, and he is frequently invited to be a jury member with numerous international ballet competitions. Graduates of Ellison Ballet can be seen dancing for some of the most prestigious companies across the globe, and his school has received the YAGP Outstanding School and Outstanding Teacher awards. Mr. Ellison has been featured in articles in Dance Magazine, Pointe, Dance Spirit, and Dance Teacher magazines.


エリソン氏の類稀なる指導力で、これまで生徒たちは国際バレエコンクールで数々の最優秀賞を受賞している:Moscow IBC、 USA IBC(Jackson)、Youth America Grand Prix、World Ballet Competition、anzolymp-Berlinなど。また、エリソン氏自身も、多くの国際バレエコンクールの審査員も務めている。エリソンバレエの卒業生は、世界中の最も有名なバレエ団に就職しており、学校としてもYAGP優秀学校と優秀指導者賞を受賞してる。

エリソン氏は、Dance Magazine、Pointe、Dance Spirit、DanceTeacherの各雑誌の記事で特集されている。


Paul Boyd

Head of Academy Program & Resident Choreographer of Queensland Ballet Academy


Australian-born, Paul Boyd’s performing career spanned 25 years in companies in Germany, Switzerland, and at Queensland Ballet.

He danced the major classics as well as works by Kylian, Forsythe, Vamos, Ek, Christe, Balanchine, Neumeier, Petit, Weir, and Klaus, among others, and received the German Critics Award for Best Up and Coming Artist and Best Established Artist in Europe.

Paul’s choreographic works have been performed by Queensland Ballet, The Australian Ballet (Bodytorque season), The Royal Ballet School (London), Bundesjugendballett (Hamburg), Suzhou Ballet Theatre (China), Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, WAAPA, QUT, Sydney City Youth Ballet, and Hong Kong Ballet Group.

Paul has been Guest Teacher for the Royal Ballet School, Hong Kong Ballet, Semperoper and Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Germany), West Australian Ballet and Perth’s Graduate College, and Architanz (Tokyo).

Paul is currently Head of the Queensland Ballet Academy Program (Upper School) and Queensland Ballet Academy Resident Choreographer.




ボイド氏は、ロイヤルバレエ学校、香港バレエ、emperoper and Deutsche Oper am Rhein(ドイツ)、ウェストオーストラリアバレエとパースの大学院大学、およびアーキタンツ(東京)のゲスト教師を務めている。



Dmitry Povolotsky


Director of the Russian Ballet International (RBI) and of the Bolshoi Summer Intensive

Russian Ballet International 及びボリショイバレエアカデミーサマーインテンシブ ディレクター

Dmitry Povolotsky is a writer, director and choreographer.
At the age of 10 he was selected to attend the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow to study classical ballet. After graduating from the Academy nine years later, Dmitry was awarded a full scholarship at the Juilliard School in New York City, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in “Modern Dance and Choreography”.
He remained in New York City to perform with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet for eight seasons and to teach ballet and choreography to the young dancers of the Harlem School of Arts. His dance productions were performed in New York at Aaron Davis Hall, Performance Space 122, Kitchen Theatre Company and Location One Gallery. After making his first short movie in 2003, Dmitry decided to pursue a Master of Fine Arts at the Columbia University School of Arts, in the Film Division.
His most recent film, “My Father Baryshnikov”, won several prestigious film awards and has been distributed in cinemas and TV channels worldwide.
In 2014 Dmitry was invited to join the team preparing the choreography for the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. He has worked as ballet teacher in Italy, the United States, Mexico, Hong Kong and Australia.

As Director of the Russian Ballet International (RBI) and of the Bolshoi Summer Intensive, Dmitry has produced several International Programs and Workshops for the Academy: in Urbino in cooperation with the University, in Florence, in Moscow, in Melbourne (Australia) ,in Lugano (Switzerland) and in Toyko (Japan).

ドミトリー・パヴォロツキー氏は作家、監督、振付師。 10歳でモスクワのボルショイバレエアカデミーに入学、 9年後にアカデミーを卒業した後、ニューヨーク市のジュリアードスクールから奨学金を満額授与され、そこで「モダンダンスと振り付け」の学士号を取得。

卒業後はニューヨーク市に残り、メトロポリタンオペラバレエで8シーズン就労、ハーレム芸術学校の若いダンサーにバレエと振り付けを教授。パヴォロツキー氏の作品は、ニューヨークのアーロンデイビスホール、パフォーマンススペース122、キッチンシアターカンパニー、ロケーションワンギャラリーで公演された。 2003年に最初の短編映画を制作した後、パヴォロツキー氏はコロンビア大学芸術学部の映画部門で修士号を取得。最新の映画「私の父バリシュニコフ」は、いくつかの権威ある映画賞を受賞し、世界中の映画館やテレビチャンネルでされている。




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Michael Shannon


Former Principal Dancer Bolshoi Ballet, Vienna State Opera Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Hungarian National Ballet, Kremlin Palace Ballet, National Ballet of Portugal, Artistic Director Royal Ballet school of Antwerp.

Choreographer, Ballet Master, Architanz Training Program Tokyo.

Michael Shannon was trained on full scholarships by legends of the Ballet Russe (Tatiana Rubishinskaya, Patricia Denisova); the Royal Ballet (Stanley Holden, Margret Hills); School of American Ballet (Stanley Williams, Andrei Kramerevsky); National Ballet School of Canada (Betty Oliphant, Sergiu Stefanchi); and Hungarian State Ballet Academy (Imre Dosze, Tamas Ferincs). At 16 while training with his personal coach Konstantin Damyanov,  he was offered a contract with the Royal Swedish Opera Ballet.

In 1997 he was offered a full scholarship to the Moscow Choreographic Institute “Bolshoi Ballet Academy,” where he became their first American graduate since the Bolshoi’s founding in 1776 under Igor Uksuznikov, and Sofia Golovkina. Upon graduation Shannon was accepted into and became the first American to dance with the Bolshoi Ballet Company.  


Shannon was a Principal Dancer for the Bolshoi Ballet, Vienna State Opera Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Stars of the Bolshoi Ballet, Hungarian State Opera Ballet, Kremlin Palace Ballet Threatre, and National Ballet of Portugal. He also performed extensively as a Guest Principal in the United States and Europe.


His classical repertoire has included Prince Albrecht in GISELLE by Jules Perrot and Jean Coralli, Tchernichova, Yuri Grigorovitch after Marius Petipa, Prince Siegfried in SWAN LAKE by Sir Peter Wright, Rudolph Nureyev, Yuri Grigorovitch, Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa, Basil in DON QUIXOTE by Mikhail Baryshnikov staged by Elena Tchernichova, Vladimir Vasiliev, Alexander Gorsky after Marius Petipa, Prince Desire in THE SLEEPING BEAUTY by Rudolph Nureyev and by Marius Petipa, Franz in COPPELIA by Arthur Saint-Leon and Gorsky, James in LA SYLPHIDE by August Bournonville, KERMESSE IN BRUGES by August Bournonville, KONSERVATORIET (Le Conservatoire) by August Bournonville, FLOWER FESTIVAL IN GENZANO by August Bournonville, Ali he Slave in LE CORSAIRE by Marius Petipa, Boris in THE GOLDEN AGE by Yuri Grigorovitch, Pierre in THE CALVARY HALT by Marius Petipa, The Prince in CINDERELLA by Vladimir Vasiliev, Count Vronsky in ANNA KARENINA by Lila Partay, Romeo in ROMEO AND JULIET by László Seregi, Mercutio in ROMEO AND JULIET by John Cranko, Philippe in FLAMES OF PARIS by Vasili Vainonen, The Prince in THE NUTCRACKER by Yuri Grigorovitch, George Balanchine, Vasili Vainonen and David Wilcox, Colas in LA FILLE MAL GARDEE by Sir Fredrick Ashton, The Rose in LE SPECTRE DE LA ROSE by Michel Fokine, The Poet in LE SYLPHIDES (Chopiniana) by Michel Fokine, Solor in LA BAYADERE by Vakhtang Chabukiani after Petipa, APOLLO by George Balanchine, SYLVIA by George Balanchine and by László Seregi, The Cavalier in PAQUITA by Marius Petipa, Frondosio in LAURENCIA by Vakhtang Chabukiani, LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS (Rite of Spring) by Vaslav Nijinsky, LE PAPILLON by Pierre Lacotte after Marie Taglioni, Acteon in DIANA AND ACTEON by Agrippina Vaganova and Lancelot in ARTHUR by David Bintley.

Former partners have included Susan Jaffe, Ekaterina Maximova, Galina Stepanyenko, Lyubov Kunakova, Margherita Kulik, Ambra Vallo, Kathryn Healy, Brigitte Stadler among others.   

He was given a Presidential Honor by President George Bush and President Bill Clinton, and he has performed for President and Mrs. Gorbachev of the USSR, President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan, and President and Mrs. Ford USA.

Shannon is a US National Endowment for the Arts Awardee; Two time Laureate and Silver Medal winner of the International Ballet Competition in Paris, France and Budapest, Hungary and was a YAGP Outstanding Choreographer in 2008.


During his career as a principal dancer he had the great honor to learn from the legends of ballet that taught, coached and inspired him as an artist and paved his future as a teacher, coach and ballet master. The list is a who's who of legendary classical stars and the corner stone of ballet history: In the Bolshoi Ballet, Galina Ulanova (Giselle) Assaf Messerer (Don Quixote) Marina Semyonova (Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote) Boris Akimov (Giselle, Don Quixote, La Sylphide, Chopiniana, Nutcracker) Vladimir Vasiliev (Cinderella, Don Quixote) Ekaterina Maximova (Cinderella, Coppelia, Calvary at a Halt) Yuri Vladimirov (Flames of Paris, Diana and Acteon) Mikhail Lavrovsky (Giselle) Nina Timofeyeva (Swan Lake) Nikolai Simachyov (Swan Lake) Shamil Yagudin ( Le Corsaire) and Yuri Vasuchenko (the Gold Age.) From the Maryinsky (Kirov) ballet Elena Yevteyeva (Le Papillon) Oleg Sokolov (Swan Lake) Vladimir Petrunin (La Sylphide) Abroad his multiple influences included Rudolf Nureyev (Swan Lake, La Fille Mal Gardee) Robert La Fosse ( Balanchine) Mdme Dill (Balanchine) Elena Tchernichova (Don Quixote, Giselle) Marina Stavitskaya (Don Quixote) Ann Wooliams (Cranko.) As for his greatest influences as ballet master for classes always remain his teachers: Asaf Messererr, Boris Akimov. Alexander Pushkin through his teacher at the Bolshoi Academy Igor Uksuznikov and Konstantin Damyanov, David Howard, and Stanley Williams.  

As a Guest Ballet Master Shannon has taught for the  Birmingham Royal Ballet , Deutsche Opera Berlin, Staatsoper Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, Vienna State Opera  Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet, Kremlin Palace Ballet Theatre, Kiev Opera Ballet, Donetsk State Opera Ballet, Wayne McGregors Random Dance National Ballet of Portugal, Anhaltisches Theatre Dessau, Vanimuine Ballet Theatre Estonia, Beijing Dance Academy, Paris Conservatoire France,  Configuration Dance Theatre, and the State Ballet Academy of Berlin.

He was Director and Chief Choreographer of the Russian Imperial Theatre of Opera and Ballet under the Patronage of Her Imperial Highness, the Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna Romanov.

Co-Artistic Director and Chief Choreographer of Russiches Kammertheater in Berlin.

Shannon has a Professor of Choreography from the Ukrainian State Academy of Dance.  
Shannon has premiered 45 of his original choreographies across 3 continents. Some of his most renown ballets were: His first creation Madame Bovary entered into the repertoire of the Bolshoi Ballet in 1995 Evenings of Contemporary Dance. In 2015, he was commissioned to create and direct “Midnight in Paris” for performances by Vanemuine Ballet Theatre in Estonia throughout 2015 and 2016 and “Dui Dao” for the Beijing Dance Academy Bachelor Degree Program for performance throughout China from 2016 and 2020. 2014 Appalachian Spring, 2013 Tchaikotic P. Tchaikovsky, 2012/13 Full Length “Nutcracker” P. Tchaikovsky, 2012 “Girls will be Girls and Boys will be Boys” L. Beethoven, 2011 “Bound” P. Glass, 2010 “Two Pigeons” A. Messager, 2009 “Maqsoum” M. Fadi, 2009 “Been There Done That” L. Beethoven, 2009 “Paradigmatic” Break of Reality, 2009 “Arthur of Wales Quest for the American Dream” D. Shostakovich, 2008 “Bound” P. Glass, 2008 “Yumeji” S. Umbayashi, 2008 “Mishima” P. Glass, 2008 “What’s the Pointe?” J.S. Bach, 2007 “Goodbye Lenin” Y. Tiersen, 2007 “Transfiguration” R. Wagner, "Paquita” L. Minkus, 2008 “La Sylphide” Lowenskold, 2007 "Giselle” A. Adam, 2007 “Chopiniana” F. Chopin, 2007 “Alborada del Gracioso” M. Ravel, 2006 “Silent Scream” A. Part, 2005 “Woman” Portishead, 2005 “Satie” E. Satie, 2003 "The Red Serpent" United Future Organization, 2003 "Polonaise" P. Tchaikovsky, 2000 "Licht und Schatten" C. Debussy, 2000 "Die Musen" E. Grieg, 1999 "Moods.” P. Tchaikovsky Premiered The UNESCO Palace theatre Paris, 1996, "Forever" S. Barber, Premiered Bolshoi Theatre, Russia, 1995 "Monday after the Miracle" W. Gibson, O. Peterson, Premiered MXAT Theatre, Russia


He was Resident Choreographer for Configuration Dance Theatre in New York and awarded ARTVOICE Best Dance Company in 2008, 2009, and 2010.

In 2007 he Co. Founded and was Artistic Director of the Greenwich Ballet Academy in Greenwich, Connecticut USA.

From 2010 he was chosen to be the new Artistic Director and Chief Choreographer for the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp in Belgium under the Patronage of Queen Mathilde. Under Shannon the Royal Ballet school of Antwerp rose in standing from 57 to number 5th best academies in Europe by the dance journal Dance Europe.
Since 2014, Shannon has been a full time Master Teacher at Architanz Tokyo and conducts pedagogic workshops throughout Japan.

Since 2020 he has co.created and been one of the main teachers of ATP (ARCHITANZ TRAINING PROGRAM) quickly becoming Japan’s premiere Professional program for young dancers 13-22 years old seeking a professional career in classical ballet and contemporary dance, already boasting a 100% placement in dance employment and/or professional dance academies abroad.
Shannon has represented the National Ballet School of Canada, Hungarian State Ballet Academy, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Bolshoi Ballet Company, Vienna State Opera Ballet, the Birmingham Royal Ballet, and Kremlin Palace Ballet Theatre on television, in print and radio and has been invited as a judge for the most prestigious international ballet competitions in the USA, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Canada, Ukraine, Russia, China and Japan from 1997 until today.

Shannon has also produced and directed dramatic plays in the USA, and Germany, and was awarded Best Play in 1995 in Moscow Russia by Russia’s television channel TV 6. Shannon is a registered IMDb film producer, director, screenplay actor and writer.
Shannon speaks five languages—English, Russian, German, Italian, Hungarian, and is working on Japanese.




Martin Dutton


ARAD, Licc Cecchetti, Cert

ED, Leader of Boy's Dance of The Hammond

The Hammond 男子生徒指導責任者 

Martin Dutton trained as a professional singer working with the BBC and ITV before he trained as a classical dancer. He went to The Hammond as a  little boy before going to the Royal Ballet School. He finished his training at Central school of Ballet.

He joined Northern Ballet Theatre in 92 and danced Principal and solo roles. He worked under the late Christopher Gable.

He joined Peter Schaffuss in Denmark and danced Principal and solo roles in various ballets. 

He joined The Hammond as a teacher in 2007 and has obtained various Cecchetti qualifications and his Certificate of Education. He teaches at various summer schools and also runs a Boys only day of workshops every year.

Martin has taught and danced in Japan. He is really excited to be one of the adjudicators for this competition and cannot wait to see these talented students.



鶴谷美穂  Miho Tsurutani


Director of the Ballet Garden

FISTD, Enrico Cecchetti Final Diploma Holder

BASI® Pilates (Mat) Certification



現役引退後、英国チェケッティ・ソサエティ奨学金による招聘で再渡英。チェケッティ・メソッド実技資格の最高峰「エンリコ・チェケッティ・ファイナル・ディプロマ」、および英国ISTD教師資格「アソシエイト」を授与され、本格的に指導者の道をスタート。後にチェケッティ・メソッド教師資格の最高峰、英国ISTD教師資格「フェローシップ」を取得。現在は都内4拠点にて「英国ISTD認定バレエ・スクール The Ballet Garden」を主宰。有資格バレエ指導者の養成にも力を注ぎ、直近の指導者養成コースでは教え子全員をチェケッティ・バレエ教師資格試験(英国ISTD主催)合格へと導いている。BASIピラティス、マット指導資格保持。


日本から海外を目指す人材の育成にも力を入れ、英国「エルムハースト・バレエ・スクール」、英国「ロイヤル・コンセルバトワール・オブ・スコットランド」、英国「イングリッシュ・ナショナル・バレエ・スクール」入学オーディション講師、英国ロイヤル・バレエ・スクール Japan Intensive 通訳を担当。その他国内外の講習会指導、コンクール審査員、「マシュー・ボーン・ニュー・アドベンチャーズ」ゲスト講師として活躍。また、ジャンルを超えた創作活動として、安藤美姫(フィギュア・スケーター)公演やファッションブランド「MUVEIL」とのコラボレーション・バレエ作品を制作。構成・演出・振付を担当。


英国チェケッティ・ソサエティ・トラストより依頼を受け、「エンリコ・チェケッティ・ディプロマ DVD/Blu-ray」を翻訳・日本語監修(英国ロイヤル・オペラ・ハウス Opus Arte 出版)。


小林由明  Yoshiaki Kobayashi

Yoshiaki Kobayashi Ballet School 主宰


クラシカルバレエグループ NeRo 芸術監督



1991年 埼玉全国舞踊コンクール入賞。

1992年 アジア・パシフィックコンクール入賞。

1993年 ベルギーアントワープ王立バレエ学校に留学。

1997年 新国立劇場バレエ団に入団。



2002年9月 K-BALLET COMPANYに入団。

2004年1月 ジュニア・ソリストに昇格。

主な出演作は、『ジゼル』のパ・ド・シス、『白鳥の湖』のパ・ド・トロワ/ナポリの踊り、『くるみ割り人形』の中国人形、『眠れる森の美女』の長靴をはいた猫、『シンデレラ』の道化師、プティ振付『カルメン』、アシュトン振付『ファサード』、『バレエ ピーターラビットと仲間たち』のリスのナトキン、ティギーおばさん、バランシン振付『フー・ケアーズ?』『放蕩息子』、ヌレエフ版『ライモンダ』第3幕など。


2005年9月 K-BALLET COMPANYリハーサル・アシスタントに就任し、カンパニーレパートリーの指導を始める。

2010年9月 バレエ・マスターに就任。

2014年9月 リハーサル・ディレクターに就任。

2013年 第1回K-BALLET YOUTH公演『白鳥の湖』の芸術助監督を務める。

2015年 第2回K-BALLET YOUTH公演 新作『トム・ソーヤの冒険』の演出・振付を手掛け、芸術監督を務める。

2017年 第3回K-BALLET YOUTH公演『眠れる森の美女』の芸術監督を務める。

2013年9月~2017年8月 K-BALLET SCHOOL小石川校にて主任教師を務める。

2014年 K-BALLET SCHOOLにおいてT.T.C(Teacher’s Training Course/バレエ教師育成プ ログラム)の立ち上げに参加し、第1期、第3期のボキャブラリー講師を務める。

2017年11月 YK Ballet Class開講。

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Queensland Ballet Academy

credit : Images courtesy of Queensland Ballet Academy.  Photographer: David Kelly.

Ellison Ballet

credit : Images courtesy of Ellison Ballet. 

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