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Haruna Asanuma


Haruna started her first classical ballet class at the Omaha Academy of Ballet in Omaha, Nebraska, where she trained for four years. She also danced in the Omaha Project for two years run by former ABT dancers, Jon Fagan and Sara Mau, where she danced original works by Jon Fagan, Michelle Garrity, and Sara Mau. She performed at the regional dance conference, American College Dance Festival Association 2009. She also toured to various venues in New Hampshire and Vermont with the UNL Dance Ensemble. She took part in American Dance Festival in the summer of 2010, where she participated in a six weeks intensive dance program, where she trained under Jimena Paz and Mark Haim in contemporary dance, as well as African Dance Theatre, under Sherone Price.

In 2010-2011, she studied abroad for one year in London to study at Laban Conservatoire of Contemporary Dance, where she studied under Sonia Rafferty, Jamie DryBourgh, Emma Redding, Glenn Wilkinson, Julia Gleich, and Hagit Yakira, where she trained in Release, Limon, and Cunningham techniques, as well as classical ballet and contemporary jazz. At Laban, she performed a work by Gary Lambert, titled Movement for Boxes, 7 Minutes with Marcel, Broken Hard Drive, Human Slinky.

In April of 2012, she worked with choreographer Marianna Batelli and performed in the Prospettiva Danza Teatro Competition in Padova, Italy. Haruna studied for one year at the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, where she worked with guest choreographer Tom Pritchard and others and toured with the SSCD graduate company. She recently received her BA (Hons) Dance Completion Award.