Aya Kobayashi

Aya is a dance artist originally from Japan, working in the field of performance and movement research.
She teaches, performs and creates her own work with a variety of people and communities. It seems all the three skills link and develop with each other in her practice.

Aya trained at Rambert school and worked with Yael Flexer & Nic Sandiland, Rosemary Lee, Charlie Morrissey, Gecko Theatre and Scottish Dance Theatre. She is a member of Collective Endeavours and practice improvisation performance.

In recent years her works have been developed within the collaboration with the design, costume, sound and architect of site that accommodate the moving bodies. She is interested in navigating the immersive experience and purposeful concept that overcome the self-conscious. She works extensively with inclusive company such as Anjali, Indepen-dance, Paragon and StopGap. Aya was directing intergenerational company of Barrowland Ballet Wolf Pack between 2019-2023. She is curently an associate artist for Tricky Hat Production.

Her works have been presented in the UK and abroad at locations including Tate, Tramway, The Place, Royal Festival Hall, Northern Ballet, Paralympics 2012 Torch relay ceremony, Cairo, Madrid, Tokyo and Querétaro in Mexico.