Kimura Ayano


Classical Ballet / Dancer

From Japan, is in her second season with The Washington Ballet\'s Studio Company. Ms. Kimura was born in Germany and began her training at the age of nine under Soda Shizuko. In 2006, she won first place at the Youth America Grand Prix semi final competition in Japan and placed in the Top 10 at the finals in New York City. She was awarded a scholarship to the Royal Ballet Academy School, and also studied at La Scala Ballet Academy. She has performed with Roberto Bolle in the Opening Ceremonies for the Torino Olympic Games. In 2008, Ms. Kimura was once again a finalist at the YAGP Ballet Competition, where she was awarded a scholarship to the Essen Ballet in Germany.

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