Born in Japan. Koki started ballet at the age of 11 and trained at Tokyo Ballet School. In 2013, he moved to Switzerland to enter Rudra Béjart School, where he learned classical ballet, contemporary ballet, Martha Graham technique, acrobatics and theater. In 2015, Koki moved to New York City to join Gelsey Kirkland Ballet as a principal dancer. He danced principal and soloist roles in The Nutcracker, Harlequinade, La Vivandiere and Walpurgis Night.
At Eugene Ballet, Koki danced several soloist roles in Toni Pimble’s ballet; Monkey King in Mowgli, Cavalier in The Nutcracker, bride groom in Peer Gynt and Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet. He also danced in Suzanne Haag’s The Firebird, Val Caniparoli’s Tutto Eccetto Il Lavandino, Stephan Mill’s Hamlet. This is Koki’s third season with Eugene Ballet.
What is your favorite Eugene business?
5th Street Public Market
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What is your favorite pastime outside of rehearsal and performance?
Walk outside or playing video games!