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Junko Hirabayashi
 
Dance | Performance   (NSW)
 
Born in Saitama, Japan. Junko started learning Japanese traditional dance, Nihon-Buyo, in Tokyo under the direction of Kanoko Fujima, a dance expert of the New Fujima school. Junko learned not only long classical repertoire but also short pieces for stage performances.

Junko came to Sydney in April 2006 and started to take lessons from Ms. Yoke Chin Kham who is also registered on Japan Art Directory in Australia. In March 2011, after two years in Canada, Junko came back to Sydney and resumed taking dance lessons from Yoke. Now Junko has one of the experts of renowned Fujima school, Kanshima Fujima, as her head dance teacher in Japan.

After Junko emigrated to Australia in 2011, she regularly performed for charity and community events and private functions in New South Wales. Junko organizes Japanese dance workshops in Sydney with Yoke, her teacher in Sydney.

YouTube footage is available upon request.
   
 
   
  Left: at Gojyuan, a Japanese-style inn in Balmain, in August 2013
Right: Creativity Unleashed in Parramatta, NSW (May 2015)
 
 
Email: hilariousjh@yahoo.co.jp