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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 joined the Company on a Prix de Lausanne scholarship in 2008 and was accepted as an Artist at the end of her first Season. 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 Princess Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty), Olga (Onegin), Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker), Fairy of the Enchanted Garden and Florestan pas de trois (The Sleeping Beauty), first solo girl and pas de trois (Swan Lake), Zulme (Giselle) and roles in Voices of Spring, DGV:Danse à grande vitesse and Ballo della regina.

Takada created roles in Wayne McGregor’s ballets Live Fire Exercise (2011) and Tetractys – The Art of Fugue (2014). 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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