Ayano Haneishi

Corps de Ballet

Ayano Haneishi

Ayano Haneishi. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

Quick Facts

Born: Chiba, Japan
Trained: Ecole de Ballet Pieds Nus and New National Theatre Ballet, Tokyo in Japan
Joined as Corps de Ballet: 2019


Five Things to Know

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  2. Ayano started ballet when she was five years old in Japan. She had been working with Hong Kong Ballet for three years before she joined The National Ballet of Canada in 2019.
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  5. With Hong Kong Ballet, she danced such roles as Odette/Odile in Ballet Classics for Children: Swan Lake, Odalesque in Le Corsaire and Spanish Doll/French Doll in The Nutcracker.
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  9. For the National Ballet, Ayano has danced in The Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Tarentella and Etudes.
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  12. In 2021, Ayano made her debut in George Balanchine’s Tarentella at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.
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  15. In 2020, Ayano joined her colleague Second Soloist Kota Sato for a performance of the famous Grand Pas Classique in Japan.


Favourite Ballets

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    The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier)

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  3. Serenade 
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  7. Manon
  9. 4La Bayadère
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  12. Onegin