Mayu Miranda Watanabe
Founder / Principal Instructor
Mayu Miranda Watanabe’s passion for dance began in her childhood, and has continued ever since. At 16, she would win her first major accolade, 2nd place at the Hokkaido Ballet Competition in 2001. From this bright start, she went on to train at the world-renowned Central School of Ballet in London, during which she won both the Choreographic and Central Trust Awards in 2006. While at school, she also ballets like Marius Pepita’s Le Corsaire, and also participated in the Ballet Central tour at 25 venues across the United Kingdom. In 2007, she received her BA(Hons) Degree & Diploma in Professional Dance and Performance, with first class honours.
Following her graduation, she has become a fixture in Singapore’s dance community, dancing with The Arts Fission Company (2009 - 2013), as well as teaching Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance at SOTA and LASALLE. Most recently, she choreographed for LASALLE's Dance graduation showcase “Constant Flux” in April 2016. In 2014, Mayu founded her own school of dance, M.A. Ballet, where she teaches classical ballet as the school’s Principal Instructor.