Eda Megumi

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Classical Ballet / Dancer

born in Nagano, Japan, had her professional debut with the Matsuyama Ballet Company in Tokyo where she appeared in many of the ballet classics in repertoire. In 1992 she was invited to join the Hamburg Ballet School, and soon after she joined the company, where she worked with Mats Ek and choreographer/director John Neumeier. In 1997, Ms. Eda joined the Dutch National Ballet where she worked with Twyla Tharp, Hans van Manen, Rudi Van Dantzig, William Forsythe and Redha. In 2001, Ms. Eda moved to London to dance with the Rambert Dance Company. There she worked with Christopher Bruce, Jiri Kylian, Lindsey Kemp and also started exploring her own choreography, creating two pieces for the Rambert company. In 2002, Ms. Eda was awarded \\\"Best New Artist\\\" by Japanese national newspaper, Shinano Mainichi Shimbun. She now lives in NYC where she won a Bessie Award in 2004 for her performance in Armitage\\\'s piece Time is the echo of an axe within the wood. She recently worked with Yasuko Yokoshi and film director Abe Abraham. This is Megumi\\\'s eighth season with Armitage Gone! Dance. Meet Megumi!

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  • Armitage Gone! Dance
    New York