Kenta Taniguchi

A native of Arizona, Kenta started his ballet training at the Yen РLi Chen Ballet School and continued his dance education at the Arizona School of Classical Ballet as well as the Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy. He recently graduated from Texas Christian University while under full scholarship, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet. He had opportunities to perform principal roles while at TCU in ballets such as Napoli, Paquita, Valse Fantasie, Giselle, Four Temperaments, Don Quixote, and Dark Elegies. Kenta was a Top 12 and Third place recipient in the Youth America Grand Prix regional competitions. He also had the opportunity to work with different artistic directors including Ib Anderson (Ballet Arizona), Ben Stevenson (Texas Ballet Theater), and Michael Bearden (Ballet Arkansas). In addition to dancing, Kenta has choreographed classical and contemporary works for different schools which include Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, TCU, and the Yen РLi Chen Ballet School.