Artistic Director/ Choreographer
"Yuki Hasegawa...has a clear vision of presenting works influenced by Japanese culture but which can also be vividly contemporary in feel."
Yuki Hasegawa is a choreographer, dancer, and dance teacher originally from Japan. Ms. Hasegawa began her dance in Japan when she was the age of three. After she graduated from Kobe College, she had performed in major musicals in Tokyo, such as Oliver, Golden Boy, No, No, Nanette, Little House on the Prairie, and SANADA, as well as TV programs and films before she moved to US.
She founded Azul Dance Theatre in NY, right after she graduated from NYU with her MA in Dance and Dance Education. Her first work, Wind from Far East, synthesizing American Contemporary Dance and Japanese Traditinal Performing Arts was premiered at Merce Cunningham Studio (presently Martha Graham Studio) in 2006. Since then, she has presented her works in NY venues, such as United Nations Auditorium, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Salvatore Capezio Theater, Dixon Place, 92nd Street Y, and El Museo del Barrio.
Ms. Hasegawa lately collaborated with fashion designers, Ruchika Kabura and Angelia Lin for the fashion events during the NYC Fashion Weeks in 2016 and 2017.
Along with being a director and choreographer of Azul, Ms. Hasegawa teaches Pilates for dancers at Peridance Center and taught Anatomy workshops and Pilates Teachers Training Workshops in NY and Tokyo.