Ena yamaguchi //
Ena is a contemporary dancer currently based both in the UK and Japan. She moved to the UK in 2010 to begin training at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. Upon graduating, Ena has worked with companies such Alexander Whitley Dance, Ballet Classique de Paris, Chrysalis London, Corey Baker Dance, FUBUNATION, Keneish Dance and Richard Chappell Dance and performed for choreographers including Christopher Gattelli, Jon Beney, Layla Ellison, Marion Motin, Melody Squire and Zhongjing Fang amongst others. She had her West End debut performing Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I, directed by Bartlett Sher which toured both nationally and internationally to Japan, Switzerland and Ireland. Ena has also appeared in several large-scale video productions including The King and I from London Palladium, Leaders of a New Regime (Nowness, Lorde and COP26), 118 118 Money (ITV4) and Levi’s. Ena works as a teacher, producer and choreographer in Japan and continues working to build collaborations and relationships between the UK and Japan. She recently received funding to host a series of international workshops in Japan working with various schools and artists to create meaningful connections between these two dance sectors. She is also one of the founders of `Dancers Network JP` which provides insight and information for the Japanese dance community and helps support artists to work internationally outside of Japan.