New York, USA
AYA - Certified Junior Instructor of Funbo, Ballet Teacher
FUNBO, Functional Body Creating Method, is uniquely founded to obtain functional body.
I define “Functional body” in Funbo as described below:
Definition of Functional Body
Functional body helps your muscle systems directly related to body movement work properly; this includes each skeletal muscle group, joint capsule, ligament receptor, and sensory receptor of muscle spindle, tendon spindle and skin. Within your own unique body condition, functional body will assist you in achieving more smooth and efficient movements. With functional body, you can perform body movements you wish at a satisfying level. Also, your body will be considered as functioning smoothly and efficiently from other perspective.
Funbo founder/Funbo Specialist
Certified instructor of F.M.A
Aya Tajimi began classic ballet training when she was four in Tokyo, Japan. She studied and trained of the Vagonova ballet method under Mrs. Hiroko (Ushioda) Murakami of Tani Momoko Ballet Company in Tokyo, Japan. She also studied under Ms. Makiko (Ishii) Suzuki of Tokyo City Ballet Company in Tokyo, Japan. After started to train under Mr. Hiro Asari at Dancers’ Thera-pit from 2004 in Tokyo, Japan, she joined to NBA (Nihon Ballet Academy) Ballet Company in Saitama, Japan. She performed at not only NBA Ballet Company but also local ballet companies and studios, and danced many lead roles. She has experienced to teach classic ballet to three years-old through adult in Japan, and started to teach to kids since May 2017 in Eastchester, NY as well. She is also certified instructor of Functional Body Workout, FUNBO.
FUNBO Method Specialist Certified by F.M.A
In 1998, he established the Dancers’ Thera-pit, a medical conditioning laboratory, to provide diversified
professional therapeutic responses including emergency care, rehabilitation, and conditioning training
for professional ballet dancers. Based on long-term research and his considerable experience in tough
professional situations, he developed his own Ballet Performance Enhancement Program, which builds
up the body to function more efficiently and smoothly.
He has treated a total of more than fifty thousand professional ballet dancers thus far, and his
performance and achievements are highly regarded by the cognoscenti inside and outside of Japan.
He has thus become a charismatic figure in the ballet world.
In 2005, he developed the Funbo (Functional Body Workout) Method, an authentic workout program whose concept is “building up an attractive and functional body”.
In January 2008, he opened the Class-A Ballet Studio in Chiba, offering high quality ballet lessons and the Funbo Method classes.
In 2010, he formed a youth ballet unit, Class-A Ballet Youthful Stages (CABYS), the members of which are mainly students from elementary to senior high school age. He has been giving regularly scheduled performances with them to develop promising future ballet dancers who have extraordinary technique, power and humanity. They have been enchanting many fans with their performances.
In his other persona, as an actor, he appeared as one of the main cast members in many international and domestic films and stage works. Receiving many offers from abroad, in the blockbuster movie, The Last Samurai, starring Tom Cruise, he played Hirotaro, the younger brother of Katsumoto played by co-star Ken Watanabe and the husband of the heroine played by Koyuki. He showed his wonderful and enthusiastic performance in the man-to-man fight scene in the movie with Algren played by Tom Cruise and gained a good reputation from all over the world. He has also utilized such extraordinary personal experiences from that highly professional world in his unique training method.
His activities, however, are not limited to the ballet world. He has also drawn much attention from creators in multiple fields and is now involved in body makeovers for many artists, models and other celebrities.
In recent years, he has greatly contributed to theatrical art works, mainly classical ballet performances, as a scriptwriter, producer, director and choreographer. Now, he is more enthusiastic than ever in pursuing new activities.