KANA MINEGESHI
Demi-Soloist

Kana began her ballet training at Reiko Yamamoto Ballet School in Japan. She furthered her training at Elmhurst School for Dance, which is in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet, in UK. While at the Elmhurst, she danced in Peter Wright’s Coppélia as Swanilda, Frederick Ashton’s Rhapsody pas de deux, and the pas de quatre from Swan Lake. She also won the 1st prize at the All Japan Ballet Competition sponsored by Tokyo Newspaper and Saitama All Japan Ballet Competition in 2008 and 2009 respectively.

Kana then joined the Atlantic City Ballet from 2011 to 2015, where she performed in various productions including principal roles in The Nutcracker, Dracula, Carmen and Sleeping Beauty. She returned to Japan in 2015 and joined the Reiko Yamamoto Ballet Company, and has performed in many classical and contemporary pieces.

Kana joined Singapore Dance Theatre as an Artist in October 2016 and has performed in the principal role of Odette / Odile in Swan Lake (2019), The Nutcracker, Coppélia, Peter & Blue’s Birthday Party, Paquita as well as The Four Temperaments, 13th Heaven, Unexpected B, Linea AdoraSYNC and Unknown Territory.

Kana was promoted to Demi-Soloist in January 2020. She most recently performed in Romeo and Juliet (2020) as Juliet’s friends.