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Akane Takada

First Soloist of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Akane Takada in action.
Akane Takada in Live Fire Exercise, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2011

Japanese dancer Akane Takada is a First Soloist of The Royal Ballet. She danced with the Company on a Prix de Lausanne scholarship in 2008 and in 2009 entered the Company as an Artist. She was promoted to First Artist in 2010, Soloist in 2011 and First Soloist in 2014.

Takada was born in Tokyo and trained at Hiromi Takahashi Ballet Studio and the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. In the 2008 Prix de Lausanne she won an Audience Award in addition to her scholarship with The Royal Ballet. Takada’s repertory with the Company includes Odette/Odile and pas de trois (Swan Lake), Princess Aurora, Fairy of the Enchanted Garden and Florestan pas de trois (The Sleeping Beauty), Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker), Giselle, Young Girl (The Two Pigeons), Young Shepherdess (The Winter’s Tale) and roles in Voices of Spring, DGV: Danse à grande vitesse, The Four Temperaments, Ballo della regina and Within the Golden Hour.

Takada created roles in Wayne McGregor’s Live Fire Exercise, Tetractys and Woolf Works. Other roles for McGregor include Raven (Raven Girl).

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News and features

Promotions, joiners and leavers at The Royal Ballet

Promotions, joiners and leavers at The Royal Ballet

3 July 2014

Details of Company changes for the upcoming Season have been announced.

Royal Ballet dancers and choreographers shortlisted for National Dance Awards 2013

Royal Ballet dancers and choreographers shortlisted for National Dance Awards 2013

8 November 2013

Christopher Wheeldon, Edward Watson and Natalia Osipova among those nominated.

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