Ayana Takahira

Junior Company Dancer

Hyogo, Japan

Ayana started ballet at age of 3 and her training included The Alberta Ballet School in 2018-21 where she graduated and earned her diploma. In 2018 she danced at Alberta Ballet in the production of Sleeping Beauty (The Garland Waltz) and then went on to train at Coastal City Ballet in 2021. Ayana also completed the 2018 Alberta ballet school summer intensive and Ballet Jörgen’s Summer Dance Academy in 2021. Awards include: 2017, Youth America Grand Prix Japan semifinals Joffrey Ballet Chicago Scholarship; 2017, Asian Grand Prix finalist; 2016, NBA Osaka Ballet Competition, 1st prize; 2016, The Ballet Competition Osaka 3rd prize.