Boston Ballet Creative Director Mikko Nissinen has introduced 9 dancer promotions for the 2023–2024 season:
Soloist Chisako Oga has been promoted to the rank of principal dancer.
Second soloist Solar Woo Lee has been promoted to the rank of soloist.
Artists Tyson Clark, Louise Hautefeuille, Sage Humphries, Sangmin Lee, and Daniel Rubin have been promoted to the rank of second soloists.
Boston Ballet II dancers Brooke Wilson and Sydney Williams have been promoted to artists of the Firm.
“It’s a nice honor to observe these proficient dancers grow to be great and versatile artists,” stated Creative Director Mikko Nissinen. “I’m very pleased with what they’ve achieved, and I do know our audiences will get pleasure from seeing them proceed to shine on stage.”
Chisako Oga of Carlsbad, California skilled at San Francisco Ballet Faculty on a full scholarship, previous to being promoted to trainee after which apprentice. In 2016, Oga joined Cincinnati Ballet, the place she shortly rose to the place of principal dancer. She was named one in all Dance Journal’s “25 to Watch” in 2019. She joined Boston Ballet as a second soloist in 2019 and was promoted to soloist in 2020. She’s going to return subsequent season as a principal dancer.
Solar Woo Lee of Seoul, South Korea skilled at Korea Nationwide Institute for the Gifted in Arts, Yewon Faculty, Seoul Arts Excessive Faculty, and Korea Nationwide College of Arts. Lee joined Boston Ballet in 2018 as an artist of the Firm, was promoted to second soloist in 2020, and can return subsequent season as a soloist.
Tyson Clark of Somerville, Massachusetts started his early dance coaching at Mary Flynn Murphy Dance Studio in Somerville, Massachusetts. He additionally skilled on the Gold Faculty with Challenge Strikes Dance Firm in Brockton, Massachusetts. Clark studied with Boston Ballet Faculty from 2008 to 2011 and returned in 2015 on full advantage scholarship as a Boston Ballet Faculty Trainee. Clark joined Boston Ballet II in 2017. He joined Boston Ballet as an artist in 2019 and can return subsequent season as a second soloist.
Louise Hautefeuille of Burlingame, California started her early dance coaching at Menlo Park Academy of Dance, learning below the Royal Academy of Dance curriculum. She attended summer season packages at Grasp Ballet Academy, L’Ecole de Danse de l’Opéra de Paris, and Boston Ballet Faculty. After receiving first place at San Francisco Youth American Grand Prix in 2017, she was invited to affix Boston Ballet Faculty as a trainee. Hautefeuille joined Boston Ballet as an artist in 2019 and can return subsequent season as a second soloist.
Sage Humphries of Seal Seaside, California started her dance coaching in Orange County, California, and she or he has studied with Terri and Anthony Sellars, Michael and Kristine Houston, and Dmitri Kulev there. At age 12, she attended the Faculty of American Ballet Summer time Course in New York. Humphries joined Boston Ballet II in 2016 and was promoted to artist of the Firm in 2017. She’s going to return subsequent season as a second soloist.
Sangmin Lee of Seoul, South Korea skilled at Korea Nationwide College of Arts from 2016–2019. He has acquired many awards together with the silver medal at Arabesque Competitors and gold medal at Vaganova Prix in 2016, fourth place on the Moscow Ballet Competitors in 2017, the gold medal at Youth America Grand Prix in 2018, and silver medal on the USA Worldwide Ballet Competitors in 2018. Lee joined Boston Ballet as an artist in 2019 and can return subsequent season as a second soloist.
Daniel Rubin of Cupertino, California studied on the Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington, DC, and later, below the wing of Tamara Statkoun. Rubin continued his classical ballet research on the Moscow State Academy of Choreography (Bolshoi Ballet Academy). Upon commencement in 2015, he joined the Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg. After performing their complete corps de ballet repertoire, he was promoted to soloist in 2018 and to main soloist in 2020. Daniel Rubin joined Boston Ballet as an artist of the Firm in 2022 and can return subsequent season as a second soloist.
Sydney Williams started her early dance coaching in Bakersfield, California, learning ballet, jazz, and faucet. She continued her ballet coaching on the Indianapolis Faculty of Ballet below the course of Victoria Lyras. From 2017 via 2019, Williams attended Colburn Dance Academy in Los Angeles, CA on full scholarship. She attended Boston Ballet Faculty (BBS) 2019 Summer time Dance Program on scholarship, and subsequently acquired a scholarship to Boston Ballet Faculty’s Skilled Division at Walnut Hill Faculty for the Arts. In 2021, Williams was invited to affix BBS’s Publish Graduate program. Williams joined Boston Ballet II in 2022 and can return subsequent season as an artist of the Firm.
Brooke Wilson started her early ballet coaching in Dover, New Hampshire below the course of former Boston Ballet dancer Edra Toth. From 2016 to 2020, she studied at The Rock Faculty for Dance Schooling in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on full scholarship. Wilson skilled on the Faculty of American Ballet for 4 summers. She attended Miami Metropolis Ballet Faculty’s Choreographic Intensive in 2020 earlier than becoming a member of their pre-professional division as a year-round pupil. Wilson joined Boston Ballet II in 2021 and can return subsequent season as an artist of the Firm.
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