Norika Matsuyama (© Chris Hardy)
Named Apprentice in 2014. Joined the Corps de Ballet in June 2014.
Norika Matsuyama was born in Yachiyo-shi, Chiba, Japan, and trained at Yuki Miho Ballet in Japan and at Palos Verdes Ballet, Lauridsen Ballet Centre, and San Francisco Ballet School in the United States. She joined San Francisco Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2014.
She has danced Tomasson’s Giselle and Nutcracker; Makarova’s (after Petipa) Kingdom of the Shades, Act II from La Bayadère; and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (as a cloak helper).