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Yuki Nonaka


Joined The Sarasota Ballet as Corps de Ballet in 2019, promoted to Soloist in 2022.

Born: Japan

Training: Sarasota Ballet Studio Company, English National Ballet School, Mika Ballet School

Previous company:  None

Favorite quote: “Dancers are made, not born.” ~Mikhail Baryshnikov

Favorite role: Rhapsody. It is a masterpiece by Sir Fred, and I never expected to do that ballet as a main guy. It was one of my dream roles and one of the greatest challenges I’ve had in my career so far. I feel like I grew up a lot as a dancer by this experience.

Favorite costume: I don’t think I can decide on a specific costume I wish to wear or that I loved, but Rhapsody was definitely one of my favorites because 1: it’s beautiful and 2: it was made for Steven McRae. But one thing I can say is all the costumes always make me and happy, I have lots of respect for the people who made them.

Fun fact: I love eating food. I’m a glutton… I bet I can eat more than anyone in the whole Sarasota Ballet company.

Featured roles include: Ashton’s FaçadeLes Patineurs, RhapsodyLes RendezvousValses nobles et sentimentalesVarii Capricci; Balanchine’s TarantellaWestern Symphony; Bintley’s A Comedy of Errors; de Valois’ The Rake’s Progress; Graziano’s Shostakovich SuiteSonatina; Lang’s Shades of Spring; MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations; Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty Act III Blue Bird Pas de Deux; Robbins’ Fancy Free; Taylor’s BrandenburgsCompany B; Wright’s GiselleSummertide.