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HANSUKE YAMAMOTO

SOLOIST
SAN FRANCISCO BALLET

BORN
Chiba, Japan

TRAINING
Akira Egawa Ballet School
The Royal Ballet School
Yuriko Kawaguchi Ballet School

COMPANY MEMBERSHIP
Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2001
Promoted to soloist in 2005

Hansuke Yamamoto created principal roles in Welch’s Naked and Thatcher’s Manifesto, soloist roles in Tomasson’s Caprice and Scarlett’s Hummingbird, and corps de ballet roles in Marston’s Snowblind and Pita’s Björk Ballet. He has danced principal or featured roles in Tomasson’s Giselle (pas de cinq), Nutcracker (King of the Snow, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Grand Pas de Deux Prince), Romeo & Juliet (Benvolio), The Sleeping Beauty (Suitors, Pas de Six/Cavaliers, Bluebird), Swan Lake (Act 1 pas de trois, Aristocrats, Neapolitan, Russian), Chi-Lin, Concerto Grosso, Haffner Symphony, On a Theme of Paganini, Prism, and Le Quattro Stagioni; Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote; Ashton’s Monotones I and Symphonic Variations; Balanchine’s Agon, Coppélia, Diamonds, Divertimento No. 15, The Four Temperaments, Symphony in C, and Symphony in Three Movements; Bintley’s The Dance House; Caniparoli’s Lambarena; Liang’s Symphonic Dances; Lifar’s Suite en Blanc; Makarova’s Paquita; van Manen’s Solo; Nureyev’s Raymonda—Act III; Peck’s Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes (3 soloist men); Pita’s Salome; Possokhov’s Fusion, Optimistic Tragedy, Reflections, and The Rite of Spring; Ratmansky’s Shostakovich Trilogy; Robbins’ Dances at a Gathering and Glass Pieces; Scarlett’s Fearful Symmetries and Frankenstein (The Professor); Welch’s Tu Tu; and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Benjamin) and Rush.

Hansuke’s repertory includes Balanchine’s Rubies, Square Dance, and Stravinsky Violin Concerto; Fokine’s Petrouchka; Morris’ Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, Maelstrom, and Sandpaper Ballet; Possokhov’s Classical Symphony and Diving into the Lilacs; Ratmansky’s Le Carnaval des Animaux, From Foreign Lands, and Russian Seasons; Robbins’ Dybbuk and West Side Story Suite; Tomasson’s 7 for Eight; Wheeldon’s Quaternary; and Zanella’s Underskin.