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Happy New Year!  With a fresh start to 2021, we share our Ballet4lifer -of-the-month story with you. We feature "Nao"- Naoki Ishii, who is a multi-talented man, and a Ballet devotee.  Thank you Nao for participating; it has been so interesting to learn of you many talents. Hopefully if/when we ever have our annual Ballet4life Dance Showcase, Nao can perform with us! When did you start dancing? I started “Lion Dance” about 20 years ago. I was introduced to it through Martial Arts. In year 2000 I competed in the World Lion Dance championship in Genting Malaysia as a Lion Head of the UK team. I have been performing in and outside UK since. ( I am the front of the lion in the photo “Lion Dance Genting”, which I found on the internet.)   I started ballet in 2018 and ballroom dancing in 2019.   What makes dancing so special to you? All the dancing I took up are very special, however, ballet became very special to me during the lock down as I was able to continue online trai