Born in Tokyo, Japan, 18-year old Yoshiko began ballet training at the age of seven in Hawaii. She has gained significant amounts of public recognition through awards in international ballet competitions, guest appearances in galas, and numerous media publications. Before Yoshiko joined a professional ballet company, she danced principal roles in numerous performances such as “Kitri” in the Don Quixote Suite; “Sugarplum fairy,” “Snow Queen,” “Dewdrop,” and “Arabian” in The Nutcracker; “Mazurka variation” in Les Sylphides; and “Vakhanka” in Faust – Walpurgisnacht. Yoshiko began working at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet as an apprentice from September 2013, which is located in Winnipeg, Canada.
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