Private ballet classes in English are available by me, Grigory Barinov, the former soloist of National Ballet of Japan.
Common ballet classes for teenagers and adults are also held on Friday evenings, and Sunday afternoons. They are mostly in Japanese, but English explanations will be available if you don't speak Japanese.
I graduated Riga choreography school (Latvia) in 1996, class of Y. Kapralis (former Mikhail Baryshnikov's teacher).
Worked as a dancer with Latvian National Opera, and National Ballet of Japan.
Currently work as ballet master at Komaki ballet, and teach in several studios around Japan.
I am using my own original method called EasyBallet. It is based on regular Vaganova method ballet technique with influence of body-oriented practices such as qigong, yoga, martial arts, singing etc. and explanation of exact muscles and techniques needed for certain steps. The goal, therefore, is best quality in natural way, without stiffness and excessive tension.
I offer ballet, point, pas-de-deux, repertory, preparing to competitions, and general ballet-related issues classes.
Time of private classes: decided individually
Price: 12.000 yen per 1 hour, including studio rent fee
(On common classes, see additional info below)
With any questions regarding ballet classes, feel free to email me on
Contact via Facebook:
(Phone may be answered in Japanese first)
Regarding common classes, you may find some info after joining the Facebook group (it's Japanese but posts are doubled in English):
Price per common class: 3.000 yen/1.5 hour
1-chōme-9-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0022
Japanese page with address, map, and outside pictures is here