Dancers and Staff

特別団員Senior Fellow Artists

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吉岡 美佳
よしおか みか - Mika Yoshioka


Mika Yoshioka was born in Matsuyama. Having studied abroad in Moscow and St. Gallen in Switzerland, she joined The Tokyo Ballet in 1989.

In 1993, Ms. Yoshioka made her debut as 'Lady Kaoyo', heroine in Béjart's "THE KABUKI" and was promoted to principal dancer. She has since danced almost all leading roles of the company's repertoire, including 'Odette/Odile' in "SWAN LAKE", 'Princess Aurora' in "THE SLEEPING BEUATY", the title role in "GISELLE", Lacotte's "LA SYLPHIDE", 'Kitri' in"DON QUIXOTE" (Vassiliev's version in 2001), 'Etoile' in Balanchine's "THEME AND VARIATIONS" and "BALLET IMPERIAL," the 'Marie Taglioni role' in "PAS DE QUATRE," 'Etoile' in LANDER'S "ETUDES," 'la Jeune Fille' in Fokine's "LE SPECTRE DE LA ROSE," 'cigarette' and 'adage' in Lifar's "SUITE EN BLANC", Kylián's "STEPPING STONES", "SYMPHONY IN D" and "DREAMTIME," as well as roles in many of Béjart's ballets, including 'la mère' in "CASSE-NOISETTE", 'L'Élue' in "LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS," "L'OISEAU DE FEU", "DON GIOVANNI", "BHAKTI", "DANSES GRECQUES." She has danced Odette/Odile, Princess Aurora, Giselle with Vladimir Malakhov in 1997, 1998, 2004, and 2006. In 2005, she danced the title role of Lacotte's "LA SYLPHIDE" with Mathieu Ganio of the Paris Opera Ballet. In 2007, she danced "GISELLE" with Fridemann Vogel of the Stuttgart Ballet, and "LE SPECTRE DE LA ROSE" opposite Mathias Heymann of the Paris Opera Ballet.

Ms. Yoshioka created 'la femme' in Béjart's "M" in 1993, Kylián's "PERFECT CONCEPTION" in 1994, and 'Spring' and 'Summer' in Neumeier's "SEASONS - THE COLORS OF TIME" in 2000. She also danced 'Titania' in the Tokyo Ballet premiere of Ashton's "THE DREAM" in 2005 and 'Fleur des Champs' in Lacotte's "LA FILLE DU DANUBE " in 2006. She was invited to St-Florent Festival in Angèrs, France, to dance "PERFECT CONCEPTION" in July 1994, to the Staatsballett Berlin to dance 'Princess Aurora' in "SLEEPING BEAUTY" opposite Vladimir Malkhov in 2006, and to "Malkhov and Friends" at Deutsche Oper Berlin to dance "SPRING AND FALL" and the pas de deux from "LA SYLPHIDE"" in 2007.