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Judges

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Graduated at the top of her class from the Bolshoi Ballet School. After working with the Moscow Musical Theatre Ballet and Boston Ballet, she worked with the Berlin State Ballet. She has made guest appearances all over the world, including a lead role with the Leningrad State Ballet. She has received numerous awards, including the Paris International Silver Prize and the New York International Bronze Prize. Has also worked as a producer. Performed with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and others. Suita City International Ambassador and programme director of the dance department at the Toyonaka City Culture and Arts Centre. Artistic director of Awaji world ballet. Appeared on Jounetsu Tairiku, NHK, etc. Ballet teacher and competition judge in Japan and abroad. Author of 'Toe Shoes Dancing Around the World'.

DWC INTERNATIONAL JUDGE
Emi Hariyama
針山愛美

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Born in Gifu Prefecture. She has been delivering newspapers for more than 10 years since primary schools and attended the Dance Course of the Performing Arts Department at Osaka University of Arts as a Sankei Newspaper Scholarship student from the age of 18, graduating. After graduation, she was pulled over by a car and had her left leg amputated below the knee just before the final audition for Noism04, but over the next 10 years she mastered various dance and body manipulation techniques and began winning awards at competitions in Japan and abroad. The world changed drastically. She performed with Ken Hirai at the 68th Kohaku Uta Gassen, which was featured in an NHK special and caused a huge sensation. She was also selected as a torchbearer for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and appeared as a main cast member at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. In 2023, he will become a master of the Eigo school of Japanese dance and assume the name Eigo Kouichi.

DWC JAPAN KOREA JUDGE
Koichi Omae
大前光市

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