K-ballet

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K-Ballet
K-ballet logo.jpg
General information
Name K-Ballet
Local name K-バレエカンパニー
Year founded 1999
Founders Tetsuya Kumakawa
Website http://k-ballet.co.jp
Artistic staff
Artistic Director Tetsuya Kumakawa
Deputy Director Stuart Cassidy
Ballet Mistress Mayuko Maeda
Ballet Master Yoshiaki Kobayashi
Other
Orchestra Theatre Orchestra of Tokyo
Official school K-Ballet School

K-ballet is a Japanese ballet company. The company started in 1999 and has since held approximately 50 annual performances. K-Ballet's activity was first recognised internationally in July 2004, when the ballet group was invited to New York's Metropolitan Opera House with The Royal Ballet, one of the World's leading ballet companies.[1] The honorary president is currently renowned ballet dancer, Sir Anthony Dowell.[2]

Company Members[edit]

There are currently almost 70 dancers and artists involved in K-ballet's productions. The most notable include Artistic Director Tetsuya Kumakawa, Principal Dancer Yuko Arai and Guest Principal Dancer, Viviana Durante (as of May 2010).[3]

Principals[edit]

  • Yuko Arai
  • Shiori Asakawa
  • Stuart Cassidy
  • Yasuko Higashino
  • Tetsuta Kumakawa
  • Rie Matsuoka
  • Kenta Shimizu
  • Kazue Yasumura

Guest Principals[edit]

First Soloists[edit]

  • Naoki Hashimoto
  • Yuri Higuchi
  • Shuntaro Miyao
  • Yusuke Osozawa

Soloists[edit]

  • Yoshikazu Asada
  • Byambaa Batbold
  • Fuzuki Isaka
  • Rina Kambe
  • Ikumi Nakajima
  • Hayato Nishino
  • Ayumi Shiraishi
  • Satomi Soi
  • Nikolay Vyuzhanin

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Japanese) "Company Profile: Tetsuya Kumakawa, Artist Director". K-ballet Company. 
  2. ^ (Japanese) "Company History". K-ballet Company. 
  3. ^ (Japanese) "Company Members". K-ballet Company. 

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