Wataru KITAO
Director, Dancer

Born in 1987 in Hyogo. From his childhood, he performed as an child actor on stage and had practiced several dance genres such as classic ballet, jazz dance and street dance. In Obirin University, he learned contemporary dance by Kuniko KISANUKI, Ryohei KONDO and Akira KASAI. After graduated from the university, he established Dance company Baobab and since then, he’s been creating his own style dancing work. Every year, Baobab participates in many festivals such as KYOTO EXPERIMENT(2010-2013). He himself sometimes performs as an actor in theatre productions (ex. Kinoshita Kabuki, Suguru Yamamoto creation) and also works as a choreographer for other director’s shows (ex. Directed by Norihito NAKAYASHIKI, Naoyuki Miura ) and TV commercial.

Prize:
The 3rd Elsur foundation New face award (Contemporary dance) (2014)
TOYOTA CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD2012 “Audience prize”(2012)
Condors Choreographer Competition(CCC) “2nd prize”(2010)

Twitter:@wataru_159

Wataru KITAO [日本語]

Wataru KITAO
Director, Dancer
Fuyuko MEZAWA
Dancer, Company Manager
Saori YONEDA
Dancer
Daichi KUTSUMI
Dancer
Hikaru TSUTAGAWA
Dancer