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 principal, soloist, or 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); 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; 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; Tomasson’s Chi-Lin, Concerto Grosso, “Haffner” Symphony, Prism, Le Quattro Stagioni, and On a Theme of Paganini; and Welch’s Tu Tu. He created a principal role in Welch’s Naked and soloist roles in Tomasson’s Caprice and Scarlett’s Hummingbird.
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 Rush; and Zanella’s Underskin.