Company Director

Emi Hariyama

Emi HARIYAMA is a Japanese Ballerina, born in Osaka, Japan.
She graduated from Bolshoi Ballet Academy(The Moscow State Ballet Academy) in Moscow with distinction.
After graduation, she joined the Moscow
Stanislavsky and Nemirovich Danchenko Music Theatre.
Afterwards she danced with Aalto Ballett Theater in Essen, Germany.
She moved to the USA and first danced with Ballet international in Indiana, where she worked with Irina Kolpakova.
Then she joined Ballet San Jose as principal (formerly San Jose Cleveland
Ballet) and later Boston Ballet.
From 2004 till 2014 Emi Hariyama danced with State ballet of Berlin.
Ms Hariyama was invited to the Leningrad State Ballet,as well as Uran-Ude national ballet,and the Donetsk national ballet,starring in Giselle and Swan Lake.
She has won numerous international competitions, including the Special
Prize at the Moscow International Ballet Competition,the Joffrey Award at the Jackson international competition, the Bronze Medal at the New York
International Ballet Competition, and a Silver Medal at the International
Ballet Competition in Paris (no gold was awarded) .
Since 2003 ,she serves as an international ambassador for Suita City in
Osaka. Ms Hariyama,together with her family,are organizers of the bi-annual “Dream Concert” in Osaka and Tokyo.
She has also been invited as a special lecturer in Japan and the USA,and has been a member of the Jury for international  dance competitions.
She was profiled on the long running famous Japanese TV show “Jounetsu-Tairiku”,and also for a documentary program in Germany about successful
Japanese artists abroad.
She is often jury members of many international dance competition in Russia,Riga,Japan and more.
She has a wide range of repertoire from classical to neoclassical.
She also has choreographed and collaborated with the Berlin Philharmonic, Mestoro David Geringas,and many other creative organizations.
She worked with Vladimir Malakhov all over the world as assistant.
She is currently visiting Professor at Kobe College.

Artistic Director

Vladimir Malakhov

Vladimir Malakhov is recognized worldwide as one of the greatest

dancers of his generation. A multi-award winner with first prizes from international competitions in Paris, Moscow and Varna, Malakhov has dazzled audiences with his combination of technical brilliance and lyrical eloquence.


Vladimir Malakhov was born in 1968 in Krivoy Rog, Ukraine. He studies at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow from the age of ten under the tutelage of Petr Pestov, and upon graduation in 1986 joined the Moscow Classical Ballet as the company’s youngest Principal Dancer.

Mr. Malakhov joined the Vienna State Opera Ballet as a Principal Artist in 1992, and the National Ballet of Canada in 1994. In the spring of 1995, Mr. Malakhov had his debut with the American Ballet Theater at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Major choreographers have created ballets especially for Vladimir Malakhov, and during his guest performances he performed in the major venues around the world, such as Paris, London, Tokyo, Stuttgart, Milan, Rome, Munich, Sydney, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, Moscow, St. Petersburg, among many others.

Vladimir’s program “A Gift from Malakhov” was presented annually in major theatres across world.


Whilst still performing at the Vienna State Opera and American Ballet Theater, in 2002 he was invited by Daniel Barenboim to direct the Ballet Company of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, Germany. From 2004 till 2014, Mr. Malakhov was the Intendant and Artistic Director of the newly formed Staattsballett Berlin and its Principal Dancer. From 2014 until 2016 Vladimir Malakhov has combined the duties of Artistic Advisor of Tokyo Ballet with performances and choreographic stagings around the globe.


Among his many prizes: Grand Prix at the International Ballet Competition in Varna (1986), 1st Prize at the Ballet Competition in Moscow (1989), Premia di Positano (1998), Prix Benois de la Dance (2001), Nijinski Award (“Best Dancer in the World, 2002”). In 2009 Vladimir Malakhov was awarded The Austrian Decoration for Science and Art ("Österreichisches Ehrenzeichen für Wissenschaft und Kunst").


Mr. Malakhov has staged “La Bayadere” for Vienna State Opera Ballet in 1999, “Cinderella” (2004), “Sleeping Beauty” (2005) and “La Peri” (2010) for Berlin Staatsballett, “Swan Lake” for Croatian National Ballet.(2017)

Guest Coreographer

Toru Shimazaki