Hideko Karasawa

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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.

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