Horie Kizuki (堀江葵月), also simply known as KIZUKI, is a Japanese dancer. She is a former member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei under Hello! Project. As of October 2019, she and her sister, Mizuki, run a studio named KIDS POWER SPORTS ACADEMY.
Horie Kizuki was born on May 14, 1998 in Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan.
In 2012, Horie was a member of ZAWA Girl Project's B-FLY!, a local idol group.
On October 14, 2013, Horie joined NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei.
On November 16, NICE GIRL Project!'s trainee program was abolished. Soon after, Horie, alongside Hashimoto Nagisa, Ogata Risa, Shimano Momoko, Hirose Ayaka and Inoue Rei, were given the opportunity to become members of Hello Pro Kenshuusei, transferring to UP-FRONT PROMOTION and joining Hello! Project. She was formally introduced during the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~11gatsu・12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ recital concert on November 29 alongside the former NICE GIRL Project! trainees and 3 other girls.
On May 4, Horie won the judge's best character award at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event for her performance of "Shabondama".
Horie participated as the opening act and a backdancer in the ℃-ute Concert Tour 2016 Haru ~℃ONCERTO~, ℃-ute 12 Nenme Totsunyuu Kinen ~℃-Fes! Part 1 9gatsu 5ka mo ℃-ute no Hi at Nippon Budokan~, and ℃-ute Concert Tour 2016 Aki ~℃OMPASS~.
On May 5, Horie won the judge's dance award at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2017 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event for her performance of "Wasureta Ageru".
On August 9, it was revealed in a Twitter post by Kitabayashi Asuka, Horie's dance partner in the SAYUMINGLANDOLL series, that Horie had become a dancer in Team 445, YOSHIKO's choreography team.
Horie returned to public eye as a dancer in the Pretty Cure 15 Shuunen Anniversary Live ~15☆Dreams Come True~ on January 19 and 20, after which she opened a Twitter account.
On April 12 and 21, Horie and her older sister Mizuki were back-up dancers for Suzuki Airi's birthday event, Suzuki Airi Birthday Event 2019 Dai 2kai Airi Mania Kai.
On September 3, she and her sister announced they would open a studio in October in their hometown Kiyose named KIDS POWER SPORTS ACADEMY with dance, yoga, acrobatics, and all-around sports classes for children and adults. They also adopted the simplified instructor names KIZUKI and MIZUKI.
On February 19, she appeared at choreographer YOSHIKO's event YOSHIKO-sensei Hello Pro Furitsuke 20shuunen Kinen team445 Dummy Fes. ~"Kiiroi Osora de BOOM BOOM BOOM" kara 20nen☆Furitsuke Zen 494 Kyoku kara Episode Digest~ at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo. She was one of the members of the dance unit Team445, and had rehearsed for four months as part of the unit to perform the dances of songs that YOSHIKO had choreographed at the event.
When Horie joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she was a first high school student. She started high school in April 2013 and graduated in March 2016.
The following list are notable friendships Horie Kizuki has acquired:
Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Horie Kizuki:
- Kiichan (きぃちゃん /きーちゃん): Official nickname, given to her when she joined NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei.
- Horietti (ほりえってぃー): Used by Ichioka Reina.
- Name: Horie Kizuki (堀江葵月)
- Nickname: Kiichan (きぃちゃん / きーちゃん), KIZUKI
- Birthdate: May 14, 1998
- Birthplace: Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan
- Height: 155 cm (5 ft 1 in)?
- Western Zodiac: Taurus
- Eastern Zodiac: Tiger
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2014-11-29: Joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei
- 2018-08-24: Left
- NICE GIRL Project! Status:
- 2013-10-14: NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei member
- 2014-11-16: Left
- UP-FRONT GROUP Status:
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei (2014-2018)
- Other Groups:
-  Nega Poji Poji
-  JK Ninja Girls
-  Bokutachi Karen na Shounen Gasshoudan
-  Pharaoh no Haka ~Hebi Ou Sneferu~
-  JK Ninja Girls (cameo)
- [2014-2018] Hello! Project Station
-  ℃-ute - Tsugi no Kado wo Magare (as a back-up dancer)
-  ℃-ute - To Tomorrow (as a back-up dancer)
|Oldest Member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei and Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido
July 2016 – August 2018
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei Profile (archived)
- Trainees Collection blog (tag: "Horie Kizuki") (inactive)
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei Blogs: March 2015, 2015 Test, May/June 2015, Tour blog
- Horie Kizuki on the NICE GIRL Project! Wiki