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Yoshi Gurwell

Yoshi Gurwell has been a ballet pianist for the past 12 years. She has studied the works of many major companies and choreographers, plus studied, and arranged music of many ballet composers. At this time, Yoshi is doing a series of piano pieces, from well-known ballets, for Etoile Publishing in Japan. She has also released ballet class CD series, entitled “Music for Ballet Lovers Vols. 1 through 7”. Each CD in this series has a different focus and style.

Yoshi is currently on staff of the dance departments at UC Irvine, Cal State Univ. Long Beach, The Wooden Floor in Santa Ana, California, and Westside School of Ballet in West Los Angeles, including their summer intensive for young dancers with SAB.

Also, she does ongoing special events for Chapman Univ., Loyola Marymount Univ., RAD, Los Angeles Ballet, Southland Ballet, Maple Conservatory, Defore Dance Center, Corona Dance Academy, and Long Beach Ballet. Yoshi has recently worked for summer intensives with the Joffrey Ballet, RDA, Dance Excellence, and ABT.

Some of the former and current professional dancers Yoshi has worked with include Gelsi Kirkland, Susan Jaffe, Melissa Hale Cole, Vladimir Malakhov, Ethan Stiefel, Misty Copeland, Paloma Herrera, and Melissa Bowman of ABT, Alexi Moskalenko, Alexander Greschenko, Gennadi and Larissa Saveliev from the Bolshoi Ballet, Yuri Fateyev, Acting director of The Mariinsky Ballet, Yvonne Mounsey, Colleen Neary, Patricia Neary, Suki Schorer and Darci Kistler of the New York City Ballet, Alice Alyse of the Joffrey Ballet, Adam Sklute, Artistic Director of Ballet West, contemporary ballet with Arturo Fernandez, former dancer with Ballet Trocadero, Patricia Barker of Pacific Northwest Ballet and many more....


Prima Dona Pianist, Yoshi Gurwell


Read about Doug Gurwell, Yoshi's husband. He is a composer, pianist, lyricist, arranger, trumpet player & bassist.

CD Titles by Yoshi Gurwell

Order #
Music for Ballet Lovers Vol. 2 Doug Gurwell Yoshi Gurwell CD
DDM1007 Music for Ballet Lovers Vol. 4
Doug Gurwell Yoshi Gurwell CD
Music for Ballet Lovers Vol. 5
Doug Gurwell Yoshi Gurwell CD
DDM2002 Music for Ballet Lovers Vol. 7

Yoshi Gurwell CD
DDM2004 Music for Ballet Lovers Vol. 8

Yoshi Gurwell CD
DDM2006 Music for Ballet Lovers Vol. 9 (New!)

Yoshi Gurwell CD