Neneka Yoshida —

Neneka Yoshida
Young Artist

Neneka was born in Japan and started dancing at 3 years old. She began studying with Keiko Miyanishi at 5 years old.

Neneka trained with Dominique Khalfouni in Paris and Victor Ullate in Spain and was accepted into the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris and was taught by Claude de Vulpian and Celine Talon. She graduated with a Diploma in 2013.

Neneka was awarded the Gold Medal of Concours International de Danse de Biarritz and the Gold Medal of Concours International Chausson d’Or in 2012.

Neneka was a finalist at the Prix de Lausanne in 2013. Neneka was invited by Isabelle Ciaravola to perform in a Gala in the French Island, Corsica in 2013 and 2014.

Neneka joined Queensland Ballet as a Jette Parker Young Artist in 2014.


Repertoire Highlights

Sugar Plum Fairy in Keiko Miyanishi’s The Nutcracker
Cupid in International Ballet Company’s (Tokyo) Don Quixote
Diane and Actéon Pas de Deux in Isabelle Ciaravola et ses solistes
Le Corsaire Pas de Deux in Isabelle Ciaravola et ses solistes
Flames of Paris Pas de Deux in Isabelle Ciaravola et ses solistes
Jiri Kylian’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Benjamin Millepied’s Plainspoken

Did you know?

Neneka lived in Paris for three years and in Madrid for one year.
Neneka can speak French, English and Japanese.