pole dance

Lu Nagata

Pole dance Tokyo Owner


– Pole Dance Tokyo Studio founder
– PDT talent agency and stage production founder
– An original founder of the Japan Pole Dance Association
– International Pole Championship Judge 2008, 2009 2010 and 2015
– Miss Pole Dance Japan Judge 2014 and 2015
– Pole Art Judge 2009 and 2012

A professional performer and stage director since 1998 Lu studied dance, circus acrobatics and acting, and she holds a Master’s degree from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA). Lu has worked for a variety of international theatrical, television and film productions.

In 2006 Lu opened Pole Dance Tokyo studio, the largest circus acrobatics/aerial dance academy in Japan with over 15,000 students. A pioneer in the pole dance industry, promoting it as both art form and sport in Japan. She also runs her talent agency and stage production.

Her employee and client list include world champion dancers and Cirque du Soleil performers. She is a highly regarded trainer and mentor to many award-winning dancers such as Mai Sato (Cirque Du Soleil artist and World Pole Champion 2009 & 2010), Eri Kamimoto (Disabled Division winner 2010) and many more. She also worked as an official judge for world pole championships and Japan pole championship between 2007 and 2015.

Her client list :
BBC, FOX TV, Cirque du Soleil, TBS Television, NHK, TV Asahi, Nippon TV, Japan Times, Copenhagen TV, Bangkok Post, metropolis, Asahi newspaper, Elle, Adidas, Audi, Makeup forever, Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Audemars Piguet, Tanqueray, Moët & Chandon, New japan pro wrestling, Seven stars, Asahi Group Food Co., Ltd., ANGFA Co., Ltd., KINCHO, Tian Tian Xiang Shang, Beauty world Japan and more.