Mari Kawanishi

CORPS DE BALLET

born in Tokyo, Japan

BALLET EDUCATION

1998–2002     Tachibana Ballet School, Tokyo
2002–2007     Elmhurst School for Dance, London
2007–2010     The Royal Ballet School, London

COMPETITIONS | AWARDS

2006     Youth America Grand Prix: Final Scholarship

ENGAGEMENTS

2010 Semperoper Ballett Dresden /// since 2011 Staatsballett Berlin

REPERTORY

Frederick Ashton: »Cinderella« (Twelve Stars); Peter Wright: »The Nutcracker« (Snowflake); Sir Kenneth McMillan: »Romeo and Juliet«; David Dawson: »Giselle«; William Forsythe: »Artifact Suite«; George Balanchine: »Coppélia« (Four jesters), »Jewels« (»Diamonds« and »Emeralds«) and Tarantella; Xenia Wiest: »The Running System«; Jeroen Verbruggen: »Faltz«

REPERTORY IN BERLIN

William Forsythe: »Herman Schmerman«; Mauro Bigonzetti: »Caravaggio«; Vladimir Malakhov: »La Péri« and »La Bayadère«; John Cranko: »Onegin« and »Romeo and Juliet«; Alexei Ratmansky: »Namouna«; Angelin Preljocaj: »The Nights«; Itzik Galili: »The Open Square«; Patrice Bart: »Swan Lake«; Boris Eifman: »Tchaikovsky«; Vasily Medvedev and Yuri Burlaka: »The Nutcracker«; Maurice Béjart: »Ring around the Ring«; Heinz Spoerli: »Peer Gynt«; Ohad Naharin: »Secus« (»Duato | Kylián | Naharin«); George Balanchine: »Jewels« (»Emeralds«, »Rubies«, »Diamonds«); Jean-Christophe Maillot: »Altro Canto« (»Maillot | Millepied«); Hofesh Shechter: »The Art of Not Looking Back« (»Duato | Shechter«); Gentian Doda: »was bleibt« (»Doda | Goecke | Duato«); Richard Siegal: »Oval« (»Balanchine | Forsythe | Siegal«); Sharon Eyal: »Half Life« (»van Dijk | Eyal«), »STRONG« (»Ekman | Eyal«); William Forsythe: »The Second Detail« (»Balanchine | Forsythe | Siegal«)

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2010 YAGP 10th Anniversary Gala, Tokyo /// 2010 and 2011 Anaheim International Dance Festival /// 2012 Guest performance in Artedanza Rossana: »Sleeping Beauty« (Aurora) /// 2012 and 2014 Gala of the Stars in California /// 2013 Gala International Di Danza Livorno