Tanaka Lionel Roki

1996, ZW


"My life long dream came true when I received a full scholarship from the school and started my professional dance education as an international student at the Höhere Fachschule für Zeitgenössischen und Urbanen Bühnentanz during the year 2015!
I consider myself fortunate for receiving a full scholarship which was a wonderful opportunity I would have never got.
Being exposed to a lot of dance styles has made my dance vocabulary grow as well as expanding my dance knowledge.
I appreciate the services offered by the school and all the efforts put by the teachers to encourage students to become better each day."

Roki Lionel Tanaka

Tanaka Roki obtains successfully his diploma at the Tanzwerk 101, Höhere Fachschule for Contemporary and Urban Stage Dance in Zurich in July 2018 with a scholarship by the Pierino Ambrosoli Foundation.

In August 2018 he continues his studies at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in Zürich (Bachelor of Contemporary Dance) under the direction of Samuel Wuersten (Artistic Director) and Gianni Malfer (Study Director).

Due to his extraordinary talent Mr. Roki received another scholarship from the Pierino Ambrosoli Foundation for his Bachelor of Contemporary Dance. For his third academic year (season 2019/2020) he was offered two internships and in May 2019 Mr. Roki got invited from Naomi Perlov (No. 1 dance teacher from Israel) to a solo dance contest in Tel Aviv. For his last academic year regarding the «Bachelor of Contemporary Dance» (2019/2020) he was granted an internship at the Stadttheater Bremerhaven. At Bremerhaven he will have the opportunity and the chance to gather work experience in the professional world of dance und to complete his skills. Tanaka Lionel Roki is becoming a promising dancer.

Mr. Roki has been invited to perform at the Pierino Ambrosoli Foundation Gala on July 3rd 2020 at Theater Rigiblick in Zurich. Unfortunately the Gala had to be postponed to 2021.

Only shortly after starting his internship in Bremerhaven (2019/2020) he became a fix member of the ballet company of the Stadttheater.

In 2020 Mr. Roki wins the first price as well as the residence price together with Muhammed Kaltuk and Egon Gerber for best choreography at the “Solo Dance Festival 2020” in Stuttgart. They win thanks to Kaltuk’s contribution “FivE” by competing against 270 competitors from 48 countries.