Ayako FUJIOKA 藤岡綾子
Former Principal Dancer of Hong Kong Ballet
Ms Fujioka started ballet training in "Sapporo Buyoukai" in Japan. In 1987, she received a scholarship from "Compagnie de Ballet Daini Kudo" to study in France and participated in numerous international performances. She was invited as a guest artist at the Gala Performance of "Le Prix de Lausanne" in Tokyo in 1989. Two years later, she joined the "Tokyo Festival Ballet" and toured through the U.S.A. She is a recipient of the "Science and Culture Award" from the Hokkaido Youth Arts Centre and the "Culture Award" from Ebetsu City.
After joining the Hong Kong Ballet in 1994, Ms. Fujioka became a Principal Dancer in the following year. She was awarded "Best Performance in a Solo Role", "Dancer's Dancer of the Season", "Performance of the Year in a Character Role" and "Outstanding Achievement" in Dancer's Awards, held by the Friends of Hong Kong Ballet. Ayako was featured in “The Hong Kong Dance Hall of Fame” by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
Ms Fujioka is a dedicated ballet educator since 2002. She is the Variation Mistress of Asian Grand Prix International Ballet Competition, Senior Ballet Teacher of Hong Kong Youth Ballet Academy, and the former Artistic Director of Youth Ballet of Asia.
藤岡綾子於日本札幌舞踊會開始芭蕾舞訓練。於一九八七年，獲得Daini Kudo芭蕾舞團奬學金前往法國深造，並參予多個國際表演。一九八九年獲邀請於洛桑國際芭蕾舞大賽中表演。兩年後加入東京節日芭蕾舞團並於美國巡回演出。其後獲得北海道青年藝術中心‘科學與文化大奬’及 日本江別市‘文化大奬’。