Takehiro “Take” Ueyama was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan and moved to the United States in 1991 to study at the Juilliard School in New York. Upon graduation, Take was invited to join the Paul Taylor Dance Company. In 2003, he made his choreographic debut “Tsubasa” which he performed with fellow Taylor dancers – Amy Young, Julie Tice, Orion Duckstein and James Samson at the McKenna Theatre at SUNY New Paltz in New York. In 2004, after eight years with the Taylor Company, Takehiro Ueyama founded TAKE Dance.
Take finds inspiration in the beauty of nature, duality in life and the exploration of darkness and light in relation to the human condition. His vast repertory of work features powerful athletic movement contrasted with delicate gesture and sensitivity. Take’s choreography has been performed for audiences worldwide. His SAKURA SAKURA was a prize-winner at the 2005 International Modern Dance Choreographic Competition in Spain.
Takehiro Ueyama is the first choreographer to win the S & R Foundation’s prestigious Washington Award, which was presented to him in the spring of 2010 at the Strathmore Mansion in Bethesda, Maryland.