Saya Okamoto


  • Laureate of the 2nd prize at the Nara Ballet Competition (Japan, 2014)

Saya Okamoto was born in Aichi, Japan. In 2017 she graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (class of Lyudmila Kovaleva). Saya Okamoto performed in the Vaganova Academy productions (The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, etc.).

In 2017 she took part in the Russian and Japanese cultural exchange performances.

Since 2018 she has been a member of the Ballet Company of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.

Repertoire at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
The Nutcracker (Arabian Dance, the Nutcracker Soldier, Waltz of the Flowers, Snowflakes), choreography by Eldar Aliev;
The Swan Lake (the Swans, Brides, Waltz, Big Swans, Four Swans in III act, the Crackers), choreography by Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa;
The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Tenderness, Fairy of Gold, White Cat, Cinderella, Suite Lilac Fairy, Young Girls, Waltz, the Nereids), choreography by Marius Petipa edited by Konstantin Sergeyev, Eldar Aliev;
La Bayadère (Grand pas); choreography by Marius Petipa revised by Vladimir Ponomarev and Vakhtang Chabukiani,
Giselle (Monna, Giselle’s friends, Pas de deux, the Waltz, the Wilis), choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa;
Le Corsaire (soloist from Le Jardin animé, Odalisques, Seid Pasha’s Retinue, the Harem), choreography by Eldar Aliev with fragments of choreography by Marius Petipa;
The Little Humpbacked Horse (Firebirds, the Sea Girls), choreography by Alexei Ratmansky;
Don Quixote (Flower-Seller, Grand pas, Dream); choreography by Alexander Gorsky based after Marius Petipa,
The Firebird (the Enamoured Girls), choreography by Eldar Aliev;
Daphnis et Chloé (Nymphs); choreography by Dmitry Pimonov,
Bambi (The Grasshopper), In the Jungle (Gurri), choreography by Anton Pimonov.
Ballets by George Balanchine: Scotch Symphony (Women), Serenade (Women).

Concert numbers:
Pas de six from the ballet La Esmeralda (Four Gypsies), choreography by Marius Petipa and Konstantin Sergeyev edited by Eldar Aliev;
Grand pas from the ballet Raymonda (Four Soloists), choreography by Marius Petipa, Agrippina Vaganova revised by Eldar Aliev;
The Inspiration (Two Soloists, Four Soloists), choreography by Eldar Aliev.

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