Lu Nagata lunagata

・Pole and Aerial hoop Performer
・Creative Stage Director
・Owner of PDT Studio

Lu Nagata is a professional Japanese aerial dancer/actress/performer.
She studied dance, circus acrobatics and acting in New York, Hong Kong, Bristol and London. She holds a Master's degree from one of the world's leading theatre school's, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA).

A professional performer since 1998, Lu has worked for a variety of shows in theatre, media, TV and films internationally. From 2007 through 2010, as the Japanese pole gymnast, she embarked on an international pole tour to over 15 countries.

Lu opened her own dance/fitness studio "Pole Dance Tokyo" located in center of Tokyo in 2007. To date, her studio is the largest pole and aerial dance studio in Japan. Her employee and client list consists of world champion dancers and Cirque du Soleil performers. She is also a highly regarded trainer and mentor to many award winning dancers.

From 2007-2012 Lu Nagata was one of the official judges for the world pole gymnastic competitions. In Japan, she is one of the founding members of the Japan Pole Fitness Association. She works as an artistic circus/dance theater director since 2011.
Her two shows gained great success. (One of her directing theatre show `Genji - the other side of the story -` )

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Performed and appreared on below shows/medias

Lu Nagata Pole

International Events/Tour

・  2004, 2005 - US Tour : Las Vegas, New York
・  2007 - Taiwan and Phillipines
・  2008 - European Tour : Stockholm, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Tampere and Paris. Guest artist IPC2008 Manila.
・  2009 - European Tour : Stockholm, Gothenburg, Copenhagen and Berlin. Guest artist IPC2009 Tokyo.
・  2010 - Australian Tour : Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and Brisbane. European Tour : Stockholm, Gothenburg and Oslo.
         Guest artist IPC2010 Tokyo.
・  2012 - 300 milion views Chinese TV show [天天向上] in Shosa.

SHOWS 2007-2013


・ THE NAKED sponsored by Moet & Chandon 



・ `TRUE BLOOD` by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc

・ The theater show`Les Oiseaux Noirs` Directed by Cirque du soleil artists
・ Theater show `Love is in the Air` Directed and written by Lu Nagata

・ Giorgio Armani

・ Japan Pro-wrestling

・ Asian Beauty Expo 2008 and 2009 (The biggest beauty expo in Asia)
・ Rock band fade concert
・ International pole championship 2010 duo performance with Cirque du Soleil artist


・ Adidas new commercial 2013 (Worked as a dancer and choreographer)
・ `Melting World` directed by Yo Kohatsu 2012

・ Choreographed for`Keibetsu` kadokawa movie 2011 

・ `La Voie De L'encre` France 2010

・ `Amaya` 2013 directed by Lorenzo Fantini 


・ Copenhagen TV

・ Music video for Ai, DJ OZMA, Glove 

・ Over 100 TV shows and Radio shows in Japan. 


・ Inked Magazine NY 2005 6 color pages

・ Kicks Japan NY 2011
・ JAPON (France) Cover
・ Elle
・ Japan Times

・ Bangkok Times (Cover)

・ J select (Cover and 8 pages)

・ Metropolis

・ Over 100 Japanese magazines


・  Run For the Cure Foundation 2009
・  Pink Ribbon 2008, 2013
・  The Tyler Foundation 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012


・  Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts / London, UK
・  World Music Academy / Fukuoka, Japan
・  Broadway Dance Center / New York
・  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater / New York
・  Aerial Art Academy / Hong Kong
・  Circus Maniacs / Bristol, UK
・  Circus Space / London, UK

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