Miyoko Koyasu

Second Soloist

Miyoko Koyasu

Miyoko Koyasu. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

Biography

Miyoko Koyasu was born in Chiba, Japan and trained at Hashimoto Ballet and Shimada Ballet Institute in Japan and Canada’s National Ballet School. Ms. Koyasu joined The National Ballet of Canada as a RBC Apprentice in 2011 and was promoted to Second Soloist in 2018.

Most recently, Ms. Koyasu made her debut in the title role of Alice in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Valencienne in The Merry Widow and Calliope in Apollo. She has also danced such roles as Princess Florine, Second Fairy and Pussycat in The Sleeping Beauty, Petal in Cinderella, Olga in Onegin and Sheep in The Nutcracker. Her repertoire includes Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, The Winter’s Tale, Nijinsky, Anna Karenina, Frame by Frame, Le Petit Prince, Pinocchio, A Streetcar Named Desire, La Fille mal gardée, Manon, Allegro Brillante, The Four Temperaments, The Concert, The Dream, Paquita, The Four Seasons, Carousel (A Dance), Piano Concerto #1, Emergence, Being and Nothingness, Paz de la Jolla and The Dreamers Ever Leave You.

Ms. Koyasu was awarded the Patron Award of Merit in 2018 and the RBC Emerging Artist Apprentice Award in 2013.

Quick Facts

Born: Chiba, Japan
Trained: Hashimoto Ballet and Shimada Ballet Institute in Japan and Canada’s National Ballet School
Joined: 2011
Second Soloist since: 2018

Quotes

Apollo
“As Calliope, the supple and willowy Miyoko Koyasu made a strong impression… dancing with charming vivacity and playful wit.”  
— Fjord Review