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Zdjęcie: Yuka Ebihara

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Yuka Ebihara is a first soloist of the Polish National Ballet. Born in Tokyo, she graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy in Beijing and went on to study ballet at the Iwata Ballet School in Yokohama and the Goh Ballet Academy in Vancouver, from which she graduated in 2008. She danced in the Goh Ballet Youth Company (2007-8), before joining the Norwegian National Ballet (2008-9). In 2008 she appeared as guest principal soloist at the Vienna Festival Ballet in London. In 2009 she performed with the Compagnie Mezzo Ballet (France) and The Suzanne Farrell Ballet in Washington. From 2009 to 2011 Yuka was a soloist of the Ballet of the Croatian National Theatre. Since 2011 she has been a dancer of the Polish National Ballet. In 2012 she was appointed as coryphée, in 2013 she was promoted to soloist, before becoming a first soloist in 2013.


Before coming to Poland Yuka had danced in many smaller and bigger roles in the classic repertoire: Giselle; Sugar Plum Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty; soloist in Grand Pas Classique; Odette-Odile in Swan Lake; Swanilda in Coppélia; Doll in The Nutcracker; Fairy of the Courage, Fairy of Diamonds, and Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty; Kitri and Queen of Dryads in Don Quixote; First Soloist in Concerto Barocco.


In Warsaw she created the following roles: Gamzatti in La Bayadre; Our-Strong Woman in And the Rain Will Pass by Krzysztof Pastor; Principal Classic Seraphim in Six Wings of Angels by Jacek Przybyłowicz; Fairy Autumn and Fairy Spring in Cinderella; Fairy of the Courage, Fairy of Liveliness, Fairy of Diamonds, and Princess Florine in The Sleeping Beauty; Duet 3 in Century Rolls by Ashley Page; Duet 2 in Artifact Suite by William Forsythe; Duet 2 in Moving Rooms by Krzysztof Pastor; Clara in The Nutcracker; Siren in The Prodigal Son by George Balanchine; Hippolyta-Titania in A Midsummer Nights Dream; Osilde in Tristan by Krzysztof Pastor; First Soloist in Concerto Barocco; First Aria in In Light and Shadow by Krzysztof Pastor; Duet 2 in Adagio&Scherzo by Krzysztof Pastor; Juanita, Street Dancer, and Kitri-Dulcinea in Don Quixote; Julia in Romeo and Julia.





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