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Koki Yamaguchi

Born in Japan, Koki started ballet at age 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.

Since joining Eugene Ballet in 2017, Koki danced several soloist roles in Toni Pimble’s ballets including Monkey King in Mowgli–The Jungle Book Ballet, Cavalier in The Nutcracker, bridegroom in Peer Gynt, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Jester in Swan Lake, Knave of heart in Alice in Wonderland, Prince in Cinderella, Prince in The Little Mermaid, and many other pieces. He also enjoys working with resident choreographer, Suzanne Haag.  He danced in Haag’s The Firebird, The Large Rock and Little Yew, Heaven and Earth, and Petrushka as the role of Petrushka. Koki has also been featured in many productions with guest choreographers such as Val Caniparoli’s Tutto Eccetto Il Lavandinoand Triptych, Stephan Mill’s Hamlet, Edwaard Liang’s Age of Innocence, Gerald Arpino’s Italian Suite, Nicole Haskins’s Illuminations, Nicolo Fonte’s Choros, and Melissa Bobick’s Apollon Musagète.

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