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. She joined The National Ballet of Canada as a RBC Apprentice in 2011 and was promoted to Second Soloist in 2018.

Recently, Miyoko made her debut in the Peasant pas de quatre and as Moyna in Giselle. She has danced such roles as Alice in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Princess Florine, Second Fairy and Pussycat in The Sleeping Beauty, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, Petal in Cinderella, Olga in Onegin, Sheep in The Nutcracker and Calliope in Apollo. Miyoko's 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, Chaconne, The Dream, Etudes, Petite Mort, Paquita, The Four Seasons, Carousel (A Dance), Piano Concerto #1, Emergence, Being and Nothingness, Paz de la Jolla, The Dreamers Ever Leave You and Orpheus Alive.

Miyoko received the RBC Emerging Artist Apprentice Award in 2013. In 2018, she was awarded the Patron Award of Merit.

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