Rukako Takahashi joined the DanceLova Dance Academy faculty in July 2018. Originally from Japan, Rukako has trained and performed internationally. DanceLova is excited for Rukako to join the team as one of our newest faculty members and share her ballet expertise with our students!
Rukako has trained with Elmhurst Ballet School in England, Association with Birmingham Royal Ballet, and Washington School of Ballet with full scholarships.
She has also attended the summer intensives at American Ballet Theater in NY, School of American Ballet in NY, and Houston Ballet. She received further training at Washington Ballet Company as Trainee before she joined State Street Ballet Company. Rukako has placed Top 12 in the Youth American Grand Prix in Japan and competed in the Youth American Grand Prix Finals in NY. She also placed 1st in the All Japan Ballet Competition. Rukako earned a BA in Dance from California State University, Long Beach and graduated with honors.
At DanceLova, Rukako is excited to be a part of the progression of the academy’s students in ballet both children and adults. She is also working closely with a select group competing in Youth America Grand Prix.