Yurika Kitano in the Chinese Dance. The Nutcracker, shot on 19.12.2017 in Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa (Great Theatre National Opera). Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, choreography by Toer van Schayk and Wayne Eagling.
Yurika Kitano is a Soloist with Polish National Ballet. Yurika was born in Ishikawa, Japan. She was trained in Kanazawa City Ballet School, Kanazawa, Japan (1997-2006), Boston Ballet School as a scholarship student, Boston, USA (2006-2008) by Yoko Wakahara, Margaret Tracey, Kathleen Mitchell. Yurika Kitano has danced with Boston Ballet II, Boston, 2007-2008 as a Dancer; Boston Ballet, Boston, 2007-2008 as a Dancer; Finish National Ballet, Helsinki, 2008-2011 Finland as a Dancer, Polish National Ballet, Warsaw, since 2011 as a Dancer, Coryphée in 2014, Soloist in 2017.
Photos by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of Teatr Wielki, special thanks to Chinara Alizade and Monika Caputa.