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Hironao Takahashi

Senior Artist
Hironao Takahashi

Hironao is from Hokkaido, Japan. He trained at the Hisatomi Ballet Studio; the Royal Ballet Upper School and Central School of Ballet, London. He has performed as a guest of Hisatomi Ballet Studio, Cape Town City Ballet, Lausanne Gala in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. He started dancing with Northern Ballet in 1992.

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Favourite roles

Dracula, Dracula; Beast, Beauty & the BeastOberon, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Romeo and Mercutio, Romeo & Juliet.

Career highlights

Winner of a professional prize at Prix de Lausanne (1992).

Guest performances

Hisatomi Ballet Studio dancing Tchaikovsky pas de deux and Paquita, and in Tokyo danced La Fille mal gardée pas de deux. Cape Town City Ballet 70th Anniversary Gala including pas de deux from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo & Juliet. Lausanne Gala in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan 2004.

Where were you born and raised?

Hokkaido, Japan

Where did you do your dance training?

Hisatomi Ballet Studio; Royal Ballet Upper SchoolCentral School of Ballet, London.

When did you join Northern Ballet?


Random Flickr photos from the album Hironao Takahashi by Northern Ballet

What made you want to be a dancer?

It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Who are your artistic influences?

Irek Mukhamedov

Describe your perfect Sunday morning...

Sunny, warm, great breakfast, watching favourite TV and knowing I don't have to do anything all day!

What was the first and last album you bought?

First was Chriss Rea, Road to Hell and the last was Greeeen, Ima Made no A Men, B Men Dest!?

What would be your luxury item on a desert island?

Air bed.

What are your favourite places in Yorkshire?

Las Iguanas... When it's quiet!