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Kinesiology / Health / Dance

Adjunct Faculty

Hiroko Hojo

Hiroko Hojo MFA

Adjunct Faculty, Dance

Contact Info

Office: KINN

Office Hours:

By appointment

Courses Taught:

Dance 805 - Appreciation and History of Dance

Biographical Statement:

Master of Fine Arts (California Institute of the Arts)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (California Institute of the Arts)

Personal Statement:

Hiroko Hojo, a native of Japan, came to the U.S. in 1985. Her dance background is traditional Japanese Dance. She was granted her stage name from the Fujima school of traditional Japanese Dance in 1975. She was a frequent performer in the National Theater of Japan in Tokyo. She came to the U.S. as a visiting artist for the World Music Festival at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. Upon her appearance as a visiting artist at CalArts, she enrolled as a student of Modern Dance and other forms of Western and World dances. After graduating with both bachelor and master’s degrees in dance from there, she was accepted as a faculty member for three years. She was granted her working visa in the Extraordinary Achievement Category as a dance artist in 1994. She has been active as a dancer, choreographer, and dance educator in the greater Los Angeles area. She is currently an adjunct faculty member of El Camino, Pierce, Los Angeles Mission, Orange Coast, and Los Angeles City Colleges. She has been teaching online Dance Appreciation, Dance in Stage and Film, and Yoga as well. Her works have been recognized with several awards, such as the Lester Horton Dance Award and the Meritorious Achievement Award by the National Broadcasting Company, to name a few. She wishes to share her expertise and experiences with many dance enthusiasts who are in search of expanding their knowledge.

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