Wakayagi (Takayama Ashley) is a Japanese kabuki dancer performing
in the United States primarily in New York and Los Angeles. She
began her dance career in 1976 by joining and studying with Azuma
Sumako (Azuma Ryu), a Japanese Kabuki Dance group. Then in 1978
she joined and studied with Hana no Kai Wakayagi kabuki Dance group.
In 1986 she became a professional Japanese Kabuki dancer and in
2001 Ashley began to teach classic Kabuki dance.