Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, photo by Andrew Williams

Tomiko Magario's Ballet class is built with an in-depth understanding of physicality combined with a profound appreciation of dance history.

“As a teacher, I have taught many different levels, ages and groups.; I have trained
dancers from as young as 7 years old to over 70 years old. I have worked with
beginners to professionals, and public schools to ballet companies. I have taught
groups of foreign students from France, Germany, Russia, The Philippines,
Guadeloupe, Japan and many more (I speak both English and Japanese). I have
extensive experience choreographing for students from young beginners to
advanced students. I believe that is is quite a different process from
choreographing for my own projects; my goal here being to cater to the needs and
abilities of the students rather than focusing solely on my personal choreographic vision”

Tomiko Magario

Magario has taught in both the United States and Japan. Currently, she is a full-time faculty of Steps Youth Program, Pre-professional division. Besides teaching at dance studios, she has taught in the Brooklyn public school system through the Outreach Program of the Brooklyn Ballet and has been a guest teacher at Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute. In addition to teaching, she has set and choreographed numbers of Ballet on students including Cinderella, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Les Sylphides, Sleeping Beauty and more.

Her students have been accepted to schools such as JKO at American Ballet Theatre, Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet School, Royal Winnipeg Ballet of Canada and Bolshoi Academy among others. Some students have expanded their career to Broadway Shows such as the Lion King and the King and I.

As a teacher she continues to educate herself by attending teachers training courses such as Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet with Nina Osipyan, Dancers Wellness Workshop with New York City Ballet, LOD workshop taught by Oona Haaranen under Brooklyn Ballet. She continues to study and perform with Dance Historian and Baroque dance specialist Thomas Baird. She continues to practice Pilates, Yoga, Gyrotonic Expansion System and Core Dynamics taught by Gelsey Kirkland.

Magario has also been ballet mistress and assistant to choreographer in companies such as Ballet Neo, Dance Theatre in Westchester.

* Available for group class and private lessons, adult and children above 9-year-old.