Miyoko Koyasu

Second Soloist

Miyoko Koyasu

Miyoko Koyasu. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

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

 

Five Things to Know

  1. 1Miyoko was born in Japan and moved to Toronto when she was 16 to attend Canada’s National Ballet School. 
     
  2. 2She dances the lead role of Olga in one of her favourite ballet's, John Cranko's Onegin. 
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  4. 3In 2021, Miyoko danced the role of Calliope in George Balanchine's Apollo at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre.
     
  5. 4She has performed in several world premieres, including Frame by Frame, Le Petit Prince, Pinocchio and Unearth.
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  7. 5In 2019, she debuted as Alice in Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. 

 

Favourite Ballets

  1. 1Onegin
     
  2. 2Nijinsky
     
  3. 3Romeo and Juliet
     
  4. 4Jardí Tancat (Nacho Duato)
     
  5. 5The Man in Black

 

Reviews

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

“Miyoko Koyasu (Calliope) was the best dancer I’ve ever seen perform this role. Her articulation as the muse of poetry, silently emoting the inner depths of her poems, was nothing short of superb.”
– Ludwig van Toronto

Awards

Peter Dwyer Scholarship (2009)
RBC Emerging Artist Apprentice Award (2013)
Patron Award of Merit (2018)