Neneka Yoshida

Neneka Yoshida


Senior Soloist

Birthplace

Kanazawa, Japan

Age started dancing

Three

Training

Trained with Keiko Miyanishi in Japan, 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.

Queensland Ballet

Joined in 2014 as a Jette Parker Young Artist, promoted to Company Artist in 2015, and Soloist in 2018.

Favourite roles

Nikiya in Greg Horsman's La Bayadère, Sugar Plum Fairy in Ben Stevenson's The Nutcracker

Repertoire includes

  • Nikiya in Greg Horsman's La Bayadère
  • Odile in Ben Stevenson's Swan Lake
  • Tinkerbell in Trey McIntyre's Peter Pan
  • Sugar Plum Fairy and Clara in Ben Stevenson's The Nutcraker
  • Moth in Liam Scarlett's A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • George Balanchine's Serenade
  • Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo & Juliet
  • Le Corsaire Pas de deux
  • Diane and Actéon Pas de deux in Isabelle Ciaravola et ses solistes
  • Jiri Kylian’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
  • Benjamin Millepied’s Plainspoken

Roles would love to dance

Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Juliet in Romeo & Juliet

Other info

Awarded the Gold Medal of Concours International de Danse de Biarritz and the Gold Medal of Concours International Chausson d’Or in 2012.
Finalist at the Prix de Lausanne in 2013.


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