Ninja Ballet

Photo by Garry Platt

Ninja Ballet

 

Ninja Ballet, a New York City-based performing arts company, fuses Eastern and Western dance methodology, performance, and experience. The company blends Classical Ballet and Martial Arts to create a new genre, where ‘Swan Lake’ meets ‘The Matrix’. Fire, weapons, or acrobatics; any of these things might be a tool for the Ninja Ballet Performer. In Ninja Ballet, you learn to expect the unexpected!

Artistic Director/Choreographer • Shoko Tamai
Shoko Tamai has performed in leading venues and dance companies around the world, including the Royal Opera House in London, Lincoln Center, and Jacob’s Pillow. A Solo Seal Award winner from the Royal Academy of Dance in London and finalist in the World Ballet Competition, she also studied with Jamie HJ Guan, martial arts trainer from the Beijing Opera. Ms. Tamai performed with Dance Theatre of Harlem, and with Cirque du Soleil at its inception. Shoko Tamai has been endorsed by world leading artists, including the late Arthur Mitchell, Founder of Dance Theatre of Harlem and Keith Saunders, Artistic Director for Dance Theatre of Harlem Touring Company, Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil and Abdel Salaam, choreographer at Forces of Nature Dance Theater. @shokotamai @ninjaballet