Aya Kobayashi

Dance Artist & Choreographer

Aya is a Glasgow-based performer, choreographer and teacher, originally from Japan. Aya trained at Rambert School and has performed for various artists/companies such as Yael Flexer & Nic Sandiland, Rosemary Lee, Charlie Morrissey, Gecko Theatre and Scottish Dance Theatre . She is a member of Collective Endeavours and practices improvisation performance.

At the heart of her work is inclusion. She was an associate artist for Barrowland Ballet and led the intergenerational company Wolf Pack (aged between 7-70s). She works extensively with inclusive companies and communities such as Anjali, StopGap, Indepen-Dance and Paragon. Aya enjoys working on various projects with Tricky Hat, supporting brilliant life stories shine on stage.

She is a lecturer at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and teaches weekly professional classes hosted by The Work Room. She is dedicated to activate the dance community in Glasgow.

She often works with galleries such as Tate, V&A museum of Childhood and Tramway, to lead the education workshops and participatory performances.  Her work has been presented in the UK and abroad at locations including The Place, Royal Festival Hall, Northern Ballet, Paralympics 2012 torch relay ceremony, Cairo, Madrid, Tokyo, Ofunato and Queretaro in Mexico.