Global Regional Jury Biography

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Eriko OCHIAI

Ballet Mistress

of Asian Grand Prix

  • Senior Ballet Teacher of the Hong Kong Youth Ballet Academy

  • Faculty member of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

  • Ballet Mistress of Asian Grand Prix International Ballet Competition

  • Former Principal Dancer of the Hong Kong Ballet

  • Winner of National Ballet Competition Japan

  • First Prize winner of Festival of Ballet, International Ballet of Luxemburg

 

 

Winner of the National Ballet Competition in Japan, Eriko was also the IBM Scholarship winner of the Asia Pacific Ballet Competition in 1987. In 1993, she was awarded the first prize at the Festival of Ballet organized by International Ballet of Luxemburg and received the Ministry of Cultural Special Award.

 

The soulful dance style of Eriko and technical brilliance made her one of the best ballet dancers in Asia. As a principal Dancer of the Hong Kong Ballet, Eriko represented the company to numerous international events and was awarded the Ballet Master’s Award in recognition of her achievements. In 2004, she was honored with the Outstanding Contribution to Dance Award at the Hong Kong Dance Award. She was featured in the Hong Kong Dance Hall of Fame by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

 

Eriko continues to perform as well as passing on her grace and knowledge to students at performing arts and education institutions. She is the Senior Ballet Teacher of Hong Kong Youth Ballet Academy, and the faculty member of Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She is as well the Ballet Mistress of Asian Grand Prix International Ballet Competition.

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