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Corps de Ballet

Norika Matsuyama

Norika Matsuyama

Biography

  • BORN

    Chiba, Japan

  • TRAINING

    Yuki Miho Ballet
    Palos Verdes Ballet
    Lauridsen Ballet Centre
    San Francisco Ballet School

  • SAN FRANCISCO BALLET

    Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2014

Helgi Tomasson

7 for Eight 

Don Quixote (Kitri’s Friends, Cupid, Bridesmaids, Driads, and Seguidilla)

The Fifth Season 

Giselle (Peasant pas de cinq, Giselle’s Friends, Solo Wilis, and Wilis)

Nutcracker (Queen of the Snow, Snowflakes, Sugar Plum Fairy, Spanish, and Flowers)

On a Theme of Paganini 

Romeo & Juliet (Acrobats and Juliet’s Friends)

The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Playfulness, Fairy of Courage, Little Lilacs, Nymphs, and Pas de Six/Sapphire Fairy

Swan Lake (Act I pas de trois, Neapolitan, Cygnets, and Swans)

 

George Balanchine

Coppélia (Swanilda’s Friends, Waltz of the Hours soloist, Spinner, and Jesterettes)

Serenade (Russian corps)

Theme and Variations (soloist)

 

John Cranko

Onegin (Olga and corps de ballet)

 

William Forsythe

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude

 

Harald Lander

Études (excerpt; Ladies in Black)

 

Natalia Makarova after Marius Petipa

La Bayadère, Act II (3rd Solo Shade in “The Kingdom of the Shades”)

 

Cathy Marston

Snowblind (originated) 

 

Mark Morris

Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes

John Neumeier

The Little Mermaid (School Friends and Bridesmaids)

 

Justin Peck

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (originated)

In the Countenance of Kings (Electress)

 

Arthur Pita

Björk Ballet (originated)

 

Alexei Ratmansky

Symphony #9 and Chamber Symphony in Shostakovich Trilogy

 

Jerome Robbins

The Cage

 

Liam Scarlett

Die Toteninsel

Frankenstein

 

Myles Thatcher

Manifesto (principal)

 

Christopher Wheeldon

Cinderella (Courtiers)

  • Featured in Pointe magazine’s “2016 Stars of the Corps,” August 2016.
  • Danced in the film of Helgi Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet (Acrobats) in the inaugural season of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance.

Q&A

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE COSTUME? WHY?

I love the costume from Serenade. It's always breathtaking to see 17 girls in these long, blue tutus when the curtain goes up. And it's comfortable to wear!

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT AS A DANCER? WHY?

When I can give my best possible performance onstage.

WHAT'S YOUR PERFECT DAY?

Relaxing in nature.