Kentaro Morita

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Classical Ballet / Dancer

Morita was born and received his training of classical ballet in Kochi prefecture, a western region of Japan. He won first prizes in many prestigious ballet competitions of Japan, and after that he danced leading roles in Swan Lake, Cinderella, Nutcracker, and so forth. He also danced the leading role in Swan Lake as a guest artist for Republic of Slovakia National Ballet Theater in 1993. Moreover he danced in Royal Scottish Ballet as a participant of Overseas Study Program for Artists of Japanese government in 1995, and joined the company as a soloist in the following year. For RSB he danced the leading role in La Fille mal gardée, Romeo and Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet. Morita joined AMBT in 1998 after coming back to Japan, and has danced numerous leading roles in the major full-length classics such as Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, Don Quixote, La Fille mal gardée, Romeo and Juliet, The Three Musketeers, The Tales of Hoffmann , and Notre Dame de Paris. His repertoire also includes featured roles in Balanchine\'s Serenade, Gurn in La sylphide, and Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet, among others. Morita has also performed in numerous productions of New National Theatre Tokyo for the leading roles in Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, La Bayadère, Romeo and Juliet, La sylphide, La chauve-souris, and Raymonda (Jean de Brienne). He won Muramatsu Grand Award in 1999 and Tachibana Akiko Award in 2001.

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  • Asami Maki Ballet Company
    Tokyo