Miyoko Koyasu. Photo by Karolina Kuras.
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 as Alice in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 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, A Streetcar Named Desire, Pinocchio, Le Petit Prince, La Fille mal gardée, Manon, the world premiere of Frame by Frame, Allegro Brillante, The Four Temperaments, The Concert, The Four Seasons, Carousel (A Dance), Piano Concerto #1, Emergence, 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.
Born: Chiba, Japan
Trained: Hashimoto Ballet and Shimada Ballet Institute in Japan and Canada’s National Ballet School
Second Soloist since: 2018
“As Calliope, the supple and willowy Miyoko Koyasu made a strong impression… dancing with charming vivacity and playful wit.”
— Fjord Review