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Rika Asahina

Rika Asahina from Japan is thrilled to be joining VNB as a Trainee in 2022-23!  Rika has performed with the Ajkun Ballet Theater in NY and as a freelance dancer in Japan.  She received the NAMUE Ballet Competition Incentive Award and was invited to the Ballet Akademie Munich, Germany, based on her performance at the Wakayama Ballet Competition.  She graduated from Kansai University, and took the Summer Intensive at the ateneo Della Danza in Siena Italy.