Aya Kobayashi

Class Description | Morning Class | 20 - 24 February 2017

Aya's classes focus on the sense of gravity and connection with floor. Through both set materials and improvisation, we will explore familiar and unfamiliar co-ordination of movements to develop our vocabulary of movement and its pathway of energy and breath through the body. We will use imagination and sensation to find dimensional and dynamic movement.


Born in Japan, Aya began ballet training at Showa Ballet Academy in Tokyo before continuing her training at Rambert School. In 2006, Aya joined Chichester University's postgraduate company MAPdance. As a performer she has worked with choreographers such as Kerry Nicholls, Bettina Strickler, Pete Shenton (New Art Club), Regina Weilingen, Charlie Morrissey and Abi mortimer (Lila Dance). In 2008, she joined Bedlam/Yael Flexer Company and she performed in the last three productions. Aya has presented her work in the UK and abroad at locations including The Place, QEH, Birmingham Hippodrome, Stoke Mandeville Stadium (Paralympic 2012 Torch relay ceremony), Tokyo and Madrid. Since 2009, Aya has been working as a Resident Artist for Anjali Dance Company which works with people with learning disabilities, her work for their youth dance company has been selected as a finalist of U.Dance National Showcase in 2010, 2012 and 2013.