Hansuke Yamamoto

Hansuke Yamamoto

Hansuke Yamamoto (© David Allen)

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Chiba, Japan

Company Membership:

Joined in 2001. Promoted to soloist in 2005.

Born in Chiba, Japan, Hansuke Yamamoto trained at Akira Egawa Ballet School, Yuriko Kawaguchi Ballet School, and The Royal Ballet School. He danced with National Ballet of Canada before joining San Francisco Ballet in 2001. He was promoted to soloist in 2005.

Yamamoto created principal roles in Welch’s Naked and Thatcher’s Manifesto and soloist roles in Tomasson’s Caprice and Scarlett’s Hummingbird. He has danced principal, soloist, or featured roles in Tomasson’s Giselle (pas de cinq), Nutcracker (Nutcracker Prince, King of the Snow, Russian, Spanish, and Chinese), Romeo & Juliet (Benvolio), The Sleeping Beauty (Blue Bird), Swan Lake (pas de trois, Neopolitan, Russian, and Aristocrats), Chi-Lin, Concerto Grosso, “Haffner” Symphony, Prism, Le Quattro Stagioni, and On a Theme of Paganini; Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote (Gypsy King); Balanchine’s Coppélia (War and Discord); Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Benjamin and Spirit of Autumn/Mystery); Ashton’s Monotones I and Symphonic Variations; Balanchine’s Agon, 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; Possokhov’s Fusion, Reflections, and The Rite of Spring; Ratmansky’s Shostakovich Trilogy (Symphony #9); Robbins’ Dances at a Gathering and Glass Pieces; Welch’s Tu Tu; and Wheeldon’s Rush.

His repertory also includes Balanchine’s “Rubies,” Square Dance, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and Who Cares?; Fokine’s Petrouchka; Morris’ Joyride, 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.

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San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson's Nutcracker. (© Erik Tomasson)

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