Eri started ballet at the age of 6, studying under Rumi Naito, Isamu Hashiura and Emma
Prinyachikowa at Rumi Naito Ballet Studio in Tokyo, Japan. At 16, she also joined the
Russian Ballet Institute in Tokyo, where she studied the teaching method of the Vaganova
style under Irina Suilova.
In 1990, Eri moved to London, UK to further her ballet studies at West Street School.
Concurrently she started training in Body Conditioning under Alan Herdman, which was
devised as Pilates specifically for ballet dancers.
In 1992, Eri joined Ballet Performance A.S.B.L in Belgium, a touring company under Ballet
Royal de Wallonie Charleroi Belgium.
Eri moved to Singapore in 1999. She joined Singapore Dance Theatre for their
productions of the Nutcracker and Madam Butterfly.
In 2013, she established her own dance studio Ballet Studio Prima Bella.
Eri is also a certified trainer in Gyrotonic®︎ and Gyrokinesis®︎ and brings her knowledge
and teaching expertise in this area to help her students better understand how to break
down dance movements and to improve the quality of their dancing. Eri believes that
proper study of ballet brings together different elements – precise placement of the whole
body, sensitivity coming from the inside and a keen sense of musicality.