秋田市生まれ。11歳より川村泉に師事。秋田大学で特別支援教育を学び、卒業後は小学校で3年間勤務。平成28年度文化庁新進芸術家海外研修員としてイスラエルへ、Vertigo Dance Companyにて研修を行う。その後、Vertigo Dance Companyの作品「The Birth of Phoenix」のメンバーとしてイスラエル各地で公演する傍ら、様々なプロジェクトに参加。2019年冬、帰国。
Aoi Kagaya is a dancer and choreographer from Akita, Japan. She began her dance training in traditional Japanese dance "Nihon-buyo" and classical ballet at a young age. At the age of 11, she started modern dance training at the Izumi Kawamura Dance Studio in Japan.
Aoi is a recipient of a scholarship from the Agency for Cultural Affairs Japan in 2018, which allowed her to study abroad. She traveled to Israel where she worked with renowned dance companies such as Vertigo Dance Company, Sigal Armoza dance group, Sharona Florsheim, and others.
From 2020, Aoi has embarked on her solo project called "Would you like one dance?" This small dance performance for one person explores the relationship between the audience and performer, creating an intimate and unique experience for each individual. Recently, she works as a member of the contemporary circus company "BAZAR".
photo : Takugo Miwa