Hansuke Yamamoto (© David Allen)
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 has danced featured roles in Tomasson’s Giselle (pas de cinq), Nutcracker (King of the Snow, Russian, Spanish, and Chinese), Romeo & Juliet (Benvolio), The Sleeping Beauty (Blue Bird), and Swan Lake (pas de trois, Neopolitan, Russian, and Aristocrat); Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote (Gypsy King); Balanchine’s Coppélia (War and Discord); and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Benjamin and Spirit of Autumn/Mystery). He created a principal role in Welch’s Naked.
In addition, Yamamoto has danced principal or soloist roles in Ashton’s Monotones I and Symphonic Variations; Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15, The Four Temperaments, Symphony in C, and Symphony in Three Movements; Bintley’s The Dance House; Liang’s Symphonic Dances; Lifar’s Suite en Blanc; Makarova’s Paquita; Nureyev’s Raymonda—Act III; Possokhov’s Fusion, Reflections, and The Rite of Spring; Robbins’ Dances at a Gathering; Tomasson’ s Chi-Lin, Concerto Grosso, “Haffner” Symphony, Prism, Le Quattro Stagioni, and On a Theme of Paganini; and Welch’s Tu Tu.
His repertory also includes Balanchine’s “Rubies,” Square Dance, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and Who Cares?; Fokine’s Petrouchka; Morris’ Joyride and Sandpaper Ballet; Possokhov’s Classical Symphony and Diving into the Lilacs; Ratmansky’s Le Carnaval des Animaux and Russian Seasons; Robbins’ Dybbuk, Glass Pieces, and West Side Story Suite; Tomasson’s 7 for Eight; Wheeldon’s Quaternary and Rush; and Zanella’s Underskin.