From the world of sports to the world of performing arts and show business
RYUZI competed at the Jr. Olympics as a swimmer and went to Brazil to play football by himself. After that, he shifted his career to the world of performing arts and joined Shiki Theatre Compnay. He now teaches yoga, Pilates, and dancing as well as being active as a musical actor. His also offers personal training for performing artists and celebrities.
RYUZI was officially registered as a player of Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, a football team of the Brazilian League A. After coming back to Japan, he played at Yomiuri Verdy of the J. League, the Japanese Professional Football League, as a trainee of the farm team, and then joined in Shiki Theatre Company.
Antelope, one by one lead vocal, “The Lion King”
Paul, “Elcos no inori”
Fire nymph, “The Blue Bird”
“Jesus Christ Superstar”
After leaving Shiki Theatre Company, worked as a freelancer and then joined in M&S Company
TV drama series “Hana yori dango”
“High School Musical”
Argentine tango dancer, “Love Letter”
“Man of La Mancha”
Swing dancer, “Chicago
2006 – The first Japanese who was short-listed for the European audition of The Lion King held in London and Hamburg.
2010 – “Chicago” performed in Nishinomiya and at the Akasaka ACT Theater
2011 – “Victor Victoria”
“Broadway Musical Concert” at New National Theatre in Tokyo
Film “Kore-de ii noda”
RYUZI discovered yoga and Pilates in his quest for physical reformation and entertainment. He practiced Ashtanga yoga under Ken Harakuma, and currently has more than 18 classes a week in Tokyo. He also teaches yoga for reformation of body to prominent figures, from actresses including Ryoko Yonekura and Takako Matsu with whom he co-starred in plays to professional baseball players.