Born in Kyoto, Japan, Aya Duong received her training at the Miyashita Ballet School from the age of 3., beginning with Creative Movement classes and progressing through the Professional Division. She also studied in Tokyo and Sapporo training with Yoshimi Yo, and Jan Nuyts before joining Miyashita Ballet Company as a soloist in 1999.
Highlists of her roles include Vivandiere, Flowers in Hans Meiseter's Nutcracker, Pas de Trois, Big Swans and Spanish princess in Hideo Fukagawa's Swan Lake as well as Don Quixote, Soiress de ballet, Gershwin Mon Amour, and the Pas de Deux in Le Corsaire.
She joined the faculty at Miyashita Ballet School in 1999, teaching Children's Division and Open Program classes and assisted in choreographing for the school's yearly showcase.
She moved to Hawaii in 2006 and recently joint the Onium Ballet Project.
Ms. Duong teaches intermediate level Adult Open Technique classes on Wednesdays and Saturdays as well as student classes at Honolulu Classical Ballet.