Sasaki Asuka

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Classical Ballet / Soloist

Asuka Sasaki was born in Nagano, Japan where she started training with Emiko Kojima at the Emiko Kojima Ballet School. She also received training from Yoshimi Yo, before training at the Beijing Dance Academy in China. There she worked with the current Principal of the school, Lin Yang. After two years of training in China, Sasaki joined Canada\'s prestigious Royal Winnipeg Ballet as an Apprentice. In 2004, she became an Apprentice with Colorado Ballet, and formally joined the Company in 2005. Colorado Ballet’s rich history, the reputation and a diverse group of dancers from around the world were just a few of the things that inspired Sasaki to come to Colorado. With Colorado Ballet, she has worked with accomplished choreographers such as Eldar Aliev, Michael Pink, Martin Fredmann, Lila York, Shelly Washington, Jessica Lang, Dwight Rhoden, Edwaard Liang and Amy Seiwert. As Sasaki grew up watching these dancers perform, she has a tremendous respect for the artistic staff of Colorado Ballet and enjoys working with them. Since joining Colorado Ballet, Sasaki has danced many soloist roles with the Company. Her notable roles include, Clara and Dew Drop in The Nutcracker, Mercedes and Flower Girl in Don Quixote, Gulnara in Le Corsaire, Pas de Trois in Swan Lake, Peasant Pas de Deux and Molina in Giselle, Fleur de Farine, Miettis Fairy and Jewells in The Sleeping Beauty and Autumn Fairy in Cinderella. In 2006, Sasaki guest danced the Pas de Deux of Le Corsaire in Tokyo, Japan.

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