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Director of CVB - Mari Mori

Ms. Mori began her ballet training at the Yasuko Miyashita Ballet School in Kyoto. She also studied with Hideo Fukagawa, and subsequently joined his ballet company. She furthered her studies with Madam Nora Kiss (Paris, France), Jean Clould Ruiz (Strasburg, France), and Finis Jhung (New York City). She has been a member of the American Repertory Dance Theatre and the Covenant Ballet Theatre in New York. She has also appeared as a guest artist with numerous ballet schools and companies in California, New York and Japan. After moving to the East Coast, she taught at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Wake Forest University and the North Carolina Dance Festival. Most recently she has taught ballet at Sweet Briar College, and community ballet classes at the Virginia School of the Arts (VSA). Upon the closure of VSA, she founded the Central Virginia Ballet to continue to provide instruction to her Lynchburg area students.

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