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HIDEKO KARASAWA joined Ballet Memphis
following a full merit scholarship from San Francisco Ballet School. During her
time with Ballet Memphis, Hideko has danced Clara in the Nutcracker, the title roles in Steven McMahon’s Cinderella and Romeo
and Juliet, in Julia Adam’s I Am A
Child and Devil’s Fruit, in Trey
McIntyre’s Grace and High Lonesome, among many other roles.
In July 2013, she and fellow Company member Kendall G. Britt Jr. performed at
the prestigious Ballet Asteras 2013 in Tokyo. She has competed and placed in
many significant ballet competitions worldwide, including the Prix de Lausanne
in Switzerland and the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Miss. While
in San Francisco, she danced soloist roles such as pas de trois in Helgi
Tomasson’s Swan Lake, Clara in The Nutcracker
and Airs de Ballet by Lew
Christensen. Hideko is from Nagano, Japan.
Sponsors: Eric Clauson; Kay and Phil Coop; Gillian and Simon Wadsworth