Kenichi Ebina is a solo self-taught dance performer, started out dancing Freestyle HipHop and expanding his style to Poppin’, Lockin’, Mime, House, Jazz, Contemporary and Ethnic dance. Kenichi’s unique dance show with illusion effects of sound, light and visual entertains a lot of people who are not even interested in performing arts.
In 2001, Kenichi founded a dance group with all Japanese dancers, BiTriP.
BiTriP won for the 1st place in the final grand championship of “Amateur Night” at the world famous Apollo Theater in 2001 as the first and only Japanese grand champion performer. In 2007, Kenichi appeared on dance contest of “Showtime at the Apollo” as a solo performer and became the grand champion of 2007 season after winning 7 times. Kenichi is the only two-time grand champion in the Apollo theater history.
Kenichi has been performing at many events, TV shows and teaching in USA, Europe, Russia, China, Korea, Singapore, Japan, Morocco and Australia. Kenichi also has performed, directed and choreographed for many projects and dance and theater companies.
Ebina Performing Arts's first full-length show premiered at USA's national Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Also, Kenichi was invited as a speaker to TED 2007. (TED is annual conference where thousands of celebrity attend to see 50 speakers' presentation like former US president, Novel prize winners, presidents of large enterprise, prominent inventers, artists, etc.)
Currently Kenichi is appearing on US TV show, PBS Kids "Angelina Ballerina" as featured dance performer. Also occasionally he has been performing for high class show club, "The BOX" in NYC and London, and "The ACT" in Las Vegas.
He started 80min one-man show from October, 2012.
Some other Kenichi’s acknowledged credits:
- Cirque du Soleil's special event show
- USA TV program, "Maury show" as Outrageous Talent performer
- Performed at Kollaboration Los Angeles in 2009