Junichi Fukuda (Portsmouth, NH) was the recipient of the 2012 S&R Washington Award, the Dance Place’s 2012 New Releases Choreographer Commission and RAW Washington DC’s 2013 Performing Artist of the Year. He has been a member of Ballet Tech/NY, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, Smuin Ballet/SF, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Nejla Yatkin’s NY2 Dance, Buglisi Dance Theatre, Portland Ballet Company, and Prometheus Dance. Junichi’s choreography has been presented nationally and internationally. Junichi has been commissioned to create new works for Christopher K. Morgan & Artists (Trinitus, April 2013), and for Bowen McCauley Dance (Segments, March 2014). At its premiere, dance critic Sarah Kaufman of the Washington Post called Segments “the evening’s chief pleasure” and went on to say “Fukuda knew exactly what he was doing here: creating a work of easeful harmony...bringing to mind freedom and flight…in this altogether pleasing work. The real credit was due to Fukuda’s modest, tasteful proposal.” More info, fukudance.com

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