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Miki Akuta


Miki is from Fukuoka in Japan and joined Northern Ballet in 2014. She trained at Kazuko Sugihara Ballet School Art in Japan and Académie Princesse Grace in Monte Carlo. Whilst at school she danced Walts Girl from George Balanchine's Serenade, Dov'e la luna (Jean-Christophe Maillot) and Romeo & Juliet (Jean-Christophe Maillot). In 2010 she won the Gold medal at the YAGP Japan finals.

Learn more about Miki

Where were you born and raised?

I was born and raised in Fukuoka, Japan.

At what age did you start dancing?

I started dancing at a local dance school in Japan when I was six years old.

Where did you train?

I trained at Kazuko Sugihara Ballet School Art in Japan and then from 2010 – 2014 I trained at Académie Princesse Grace in Monte Carlo.

Awards, nominations & prizes

Gold medal in the 2010 YAGP Japan finals.

What do you like most about being a dancer?

I think that being a dancer is not just a job; it is a way of life. For me, it is the best way to express myself and I feel happy when I’m dancing.

What is your favourite book?

I don’t read very often but I like a Japanese book which always inspires me.

How do you like to relax?

I like to be alone and lay on my bed to forget all the stress. I also like to go out with friends to refresh my mind.

If you weren’t a dancer what would you be?

I can’t think of anything else but I think I would still want to be an artist.

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