I'm dedicated to enriching students' awareness of the body, curiosity, relationship with music, and the significance of human imagination through movement.
Junichi Fukuda joined the Conservatory in 2021 and is an assistant professor of dance.
Fukuda is a native of Japan. He has established a track record of excellence in dance and choreography internationally and now works regularly in the United States with ongoing work in Japan. He is thrilled to return to the Conservatory, where he spent four years earning a B.F.A. in contemporary dance.
Fukuda began his dance career as a soloist and principal dancer with renowned companies, including Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Ballet Tech/NY, Oakland Ballet, Smuin Ballet/SF, the New York Baroque Dance Company, Buglisi Dance Theatre, José Mateo Ballet Theatre, and Peridance Contemporary Dance Company. Fukuda has also begun to make his mark as a choreographer, receiving important awards including an Emerging Choreographer Residency from Bates Dance Festival, a Rehearsal and Retreat Fellowship from Boston Dance Alliance, and an Alumni Commission Award from Boston Conservatory at Berklee. His work has received regular support from the Somerville Arts Council, New England Foundation for the Arts, Boston Cultural Council, Fidelity Charitable Foundation, and the Boston Foundation. Fukuda's works have been presented at 18MASDANZA in Spain, Mexico City's Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporánea de la Ciudad, Dance St. Louis’s the Spring to Dance Festival, DanceNow at Joe’s Pub Festival and Bates Dance Festival, as well as local festivals in the New England region.
In 2014 he established FUKUDANCE company. Since its inception, FUKUDANCE has been contributing to communities by providing workshops to train dancers as well as offering physical awareness to non-dancers, including residency and performance at 3S Artspace (2016 and 2018) and at the University of New Hampshire (2019), and an international tour in Mexico (2019).
Fukuda continued his choreographic journey at Jacksonville University, earning an M.F.A. in choreography.
Professional Awards and Recognitions
- S&R Washington Award (2013 and 2020)
- Jacksonville University Dean’s Award (2018 and 2019)
- Boston Conservatory at Berklee Alumni Commission Award (2018)
- RAW Washington DC 2013 Performing Artist of the Year (2013)