Neoclassical ballet

Dancers and programs announced for BALLET ASTERAS 2022

Ballet Asterasis a gala performance featuring notable Japanese dancers from ballet companies around the world.

The 12th annual performance will feature a variety of dancers, from up and coming dancers to top dancers, and will be a staple with a wide range of styles, from classical masterpieces and popular neo-classical pieces to performances by contemporary choreographers.

Please take advantage of these two special days when dancers from all over the world will gather at the New National Theater in Tokyo to feel the world united through ballet!

Special guest dancers

HIRATA Momoko (Birmingham Royal Ballet, Premiere)

HIRANO Ryoichi (The Royal Ballet, Premiere)

“ROMEO AND JULIET”, Balcony Pas de deux

Choreography: Kenneth MACMILLAN

SASSA Haruka (Royal Swedish Ballet, premiere)

Andrea MARINO (Bayerisches Staatsballett, Soloist)

Pas de deux classic from “ESKAPIST”
Choreography: Alexandre EKMAN
Principal cello: OKAMOTO Yuya

Overseas Japanese dancers and partners

ISHIZAKI Futaba (Ballett am Rhein, Soloist)
Damian TORIO (Ballett am Rhein, Soloist)

“CARMEN”, Pas de deux
Choreography: Roland Small

OKUNO Rin (Bucharest National Opera, Principal)
Robert ENACHE (Bucharest National Opera, Principal)

“RAYMONDA”, Pas de deux
Revised choreography: MAKI Asami

OKUMURA ​​Aya (Staatsballett Berlin, Soloist)
Alexandre CAGNAT (Staatsballett Berlin, Demi-Soloist)

“On the Nature of Daylight” (Date: TBA)
Choreography: David Dawson

“GRAND PAS CLASSIPUE”, Pas de deux (Date: TBA)
Choreography: Victor GSOVSKY

KARIYA Madoka (Nederlands Dans Theater 1)
Luca-Andrea TESSARINI (Nederlands Dans Theater 1)

“Walk the Devil”
Choreography: Marco GOECKE

Jessica McCANN (Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, soloist)
NAKANO Yoshiaki (Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Premier)

“GISELLE”, 2nd Act Pas De Deux (Date: TBA)
Choreography: Jean CORRALLI, Jules PERROT

“The Rain (The Rain)” (Date: TBA)
Choreography: Annabelle Lopez OCHOA

MOUSSEIGNE Clara (Paris Opera Ballet, Coryphée)
ACRI Luca (The Royal Ballet, first soloist)

“SATANELLA”, Pas de Deux (Date: to be determined)
Choreography: Marius PETIPA

“COPPÉLIA”, 3rd Act Pas de deux (Date: TBA)
Choreography: Arthur Saint-LEON

Dancers of the National Ballet of Japan

IKEDA Risako (National Ballet of Japan, first soloist)
WATANABE Takafumi (The National Ballet of Japan, Premier)

“RE CORSAIRE”, Pas de deux de
Choreography: Marius PETIPA

NNT Ballet School Students

Students enrolled in 2021 and 2022

Preparatory program students


Choreography: Maki Asami

Guest dancers:

WATANABE Takuro (The National Ballet of Japan, Artist / Graduated from NNT Ballet School in 2017)

NAKAMURA Satoshi (The National Ballet of Japan, Artist / Graduated from NNT Ballet School in 2019)