Lu's Pole Dance and Aerial Dance Studio [Pole Dance Tokyo] : The largest in Japan with a world champion instructor. 3min walk from Akasaka/Akasakamitsuke station.

Instructors

 

Lu Nagata

Pole Dance Tokyo Lu– Pole Dance Tokyo Studio founder
– An original founder of the Japan Pole Dance Association
– International Pole Championship Judge 2008, 2009 2010 and 2015
– Miss Pole Dance Japan Judge 2014 and 2015
– Pole Art Judge 2009 and 2012

A professional performer and director since 1998 and studied of dance, circus acrobatics and acting. She holds a Master’s degree from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA). Lu has worked for a variety of international theatrical, television and film productions.

In 2006 Lu opened Pole Dance Tokyo. As the world’s first Asian pole performer, she embarked on an international pole tour to over 15 countries between 2007 and 2010.

Her employee and client list include world champion dancers and Cirque du Soleil performers. She is a highly regarded trainer and mentors to many award-winning dancers such as Mai Sato (Cirque Du Soleil artist and World Pole Champion 2009 & 2010), Eri Kamimoto (Disabled Division winner 2010) and many more.

She also works as a writer and director, two of her written/directed dance theatre shows have enjoyed great successes in Tokyo. ‘Genji‘ ran for three months in The Factory, Tokyo’s top theatre between 2013 and 2014.  Website Instagram Twitter

Mai Sato

Pole Dance Tokyo Mai Sato

– International Pole Champion 2009 & 2010
– The first Japanese aerial dancer for Cirque du Soleil

Mai was born and raised in Tokyo, and in 2007 she met Lu and began pole dancing. With her flexibility and a foundation in ballet, she specializes in creating performances with her elegant dancing, the beauty of her dance charms every audience.

Winner of the pole dance world championship for two consecutive years (2009 and 2010), Mai became the first Japanese aerial performer for Cirque de Soleil, performing in “ZED”, and currently “LOVE” in Las Vegas. Official website

 

Diana Dia

Pole Dance Tokyo Diana Dia

– Pole Battle Judge 2015
– International Pole Championship 2010 Artistic Category Champion
– International Pole Championship 2009 Pole Art Category Runner up
– International Pole Championship 2008 Pole Art Category Champion

A veteran pole dancer, Diana is one of Japan’s top instructors. Born and raised in the Eastern European country of Moldova, she has travelled worldwide, training in dance and competing in pole dance. Her credentials include a degree in Performance Art, majoring in dance choreography. She is also a licensed Pole Dance Master Instructor from London’s famed Vertical Dance Academy.

 

TOMO

– Miss Pole Dance Japan 3rd place 2015
– Miss Pole Dance Japan 4th place 2014
– Japan Pole Sport Championship 4th place 2013
– International Asia Pacific Pole Acrobat Championship 2nd place 2013
– International Pole Championship Finalist 2009

Tomo studied Jazz, Hip Hop and other street dance styles from the age of 13. Previously Tomo worked as a choreographer for Keio Dancing Crew JADE and many other Hip Hop dance teams. She has since studied pole dance under Lu at Pole Dance Tokyo and has infused her own flavour of street dance and acrobatic pole tricks.
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Hitomi

Pole Dance Tokyo Hitomi

 

Born and raised in Osaka prefecture, Hitomi began studying gymnastics when she was 9 years old, and continued to study Jazz dance for 10 years. She is currently a model, singer and actress, and in 2007 met Lu and began to learn pole dancing from her, finally becoming an instructor. Her favorite style is cute and sexy with high heels. She performed for the opening show of the International Pole Championship 2009. Blog

 

Chiharu Sakurai

Pole Dance Tokyo ChiharuChiharu Sakurai was born and raised in Shizuoka prefecture (she and Chickage Sakurai are twins). 

She learned Jazz and hip-hop dance at a very young age and has been pole dancing since 2007. She studied pole dance as an art form at Be-span studio in L.A and became Pole Dance Tokyo studio’s instructor in 2013. In addition to this, she works for a variety of TV shows,  adverts, celebrity concerts, events, and festivals. 

She is one of the founding members of “Tokyo Sexy Queens”.

Chikage Sakurai

Chikage Sakurai was born and raised in Shizuoka prefecture (she and Chiharu Sakurai are twins). 

She learned Jazz and hip-hop dance at a very young age and has been pole dancing since 2007. She studied pole dance as an art form at Be-span studio in L.A and became Pole Dance Tokyo studio’s instructor in 2013. In addition to this, she works for a variety of TV shows,  adverts, celebrity concerts, events, and festivals. 

She is one of the founding members of “Tokyo Sexy Queens”.

HANA

Pole Dance Tokyo HANA

Hana is one of Pole Dance Tokyo’s newest instructors. A licensed osteopathic therapist and reflexologist, her real passion is in dance. She started lessons in ballet, contemporary dance and jazz as a child in Osaka and later graduated from Takarazuka Theatre Academy, Japan’s top performance art school. While relatively new to pole dance, she has created her own unique style combining contemporary dance with pole tricks. Blog

Christi Ray

christi– Master of sport of Russian Federation
– Pole dance globe champion 2015
– Pole art Fest  champion 2016
– Asia pole champion 2016
– 2nd place of Air Stars championship 2016
– 2nd place of Miss pole dance Japan 2015

Originally from Russia, living in Tokyo for the past 10 years. Christi Ray is a multi talented performer of the highest level. She is a professional dancer, a modern rhythmic gymnastic, a pole dancer, aerial performer, choreographer, and instructor. She has years of international working experiences such as boat race TV commercial, Japanese TV show Shabekuri 007, Disney sea, and has performed in the musicals Mamma Mia and Chicago.

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Antoine Soulat

– Runner-up in the Japan Pole Sport 2013 Championship
– Amateur Art Champion in Pole Theater Japan 2015
Antoine first discovered pole dance in the summer of 2012, in Shanghai. Charmed by the artistry and power of pole, he kept on learning and training at Pole Dance Tokyo after coming to Japan in the autumn of 2012. He consequently became runner-up in the Japan Pole Sport 2013 Championship, Men Category, and Amateur Art Champion in Pole Theater Japan 2015. He strives to bring some elements of his background in jazz and hip-hop while improving the quality of his moves and strength. The final words being quality and simplicity.

Alice

Half Italian and Japanese. Born in Osaka, raised in Milan Italia.
Since childhood, Alice has been passionate about dance, art, music, sports, She started ballet from 6 years old, then later on started gymnastics.  
learned hip-hop, rocking, popping during high school. After graduating from a fashion designing school in Milan, She found pole dancing, pouring her own artistic sensibility into pole dancing, and began her career in Japan from 2018.

NoN

From Hiroshima Prefecture. Performed on stage as a showgirl from her teenage, mainly focusing on Jazz dance, NoN learned various dances, Aerials and Poles. She started performing SM (Sado-Mazo/Dominatrix), and aerial ring from 2007 and contortion from 2012.  Performed in various Artists live, Music Video, TV, shows, event etc. Member of Contortion performance group “Crazy Cat”.  Non is skilled at Pole Dance based on the erotic nature of SM and flexibility of contortion.

Anna

From Poland. Experienced pole dance instructor with licenses for a number of pole dance instructor courses including Pole Predatorhttps://projektypoledance.wixsite.com/polepredators
Anna has experience in teaching Pole dance lesson at a studio in Poland and The Netherlands. fluent in Japanese. She has a career of sports and Parkour (Extreme sports originated in France, performance art, Sports that move quickly by running, jumping, climbing obstacles such as walls and buildings in streets.etc) Skilled in dynamic, powerful, sharp pole dancing.

MARICO

Pole Dance Tokyo MARICO

Born and raised in Chiba, Marico has been studying ballet since she was a child. She went on to study jazz dance, hip hop and contemporary dance at the Tokyo School of Music, graduating in 2004. She has also studied dance in the USA. In 2006 she studied aerial tissu, rope, hoop, strap, harness and bungee at the aerial artist school in Tokyo. She currently works in many fields, including Tokyo Disneyland, theatre, live events, TV, media as a dancer, choreographer and instructor.

 

Pole Dance Tokyo’s first twin instructors Chiharu and Chikage hail from Mt Fuji prefecture, Shizuoka. They have over 10 years of training and experience in a wide range of dance styles. They are currently sought after performers in Tokyo’s most exclusive events and private parties. Instructors since 2012, they also work for a variety of shows, event, parties and media. They performed as guest dancers for Miss Pole Dance 2015 with Yoshimi Tokui, one of the most famous comedians in Japan.

 

Azu

Azu is originally from Miyagi prefecture and learned Jazz from early childhood along with Hip hop during high school. she then moved to Tokyo after graduating high school to learn more about dancing.
while learning various dance styles during her stay in dance academy,she was deeply moved by a aerial tissu performance and decided to join aerial training school right after graduate.

Eri

Eri started learning contortion without any experience of rhythmic gymnastics or gymnastics after at age of 20 years old, she mastered contortion skills in Mongolia and USA and currently performs at shows and event as contortionist which there is only a few in Japan.

Nalu

Pole Dance Tokyo Nalu

Naru graduated from the Show Music Academy and began her career in musicals performing all over the country. Realizing the importance of using one’s body to express oneself, she studied several different dance forms and widened her performance capabilities. Currently, in addition to being a dancer, she is a trainer of gyrotonic and gyrokinesis. She teaches at gyrotonic studio ‘White Cloud Tokyo’ as well as at culture schools and at regional events.
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