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Minori Sakita

First Soloist | Maryland | Joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2019

Minori Sakita

Born in Washington, D.C., Minori began her training at the Maryland Youth Ballet and continued at the Houston Ballet Academy. In 2014, she joined Tulsa Ballet And she was promoted to Demi-Soloist in 2018. She joined Cincinnati Ballet as a soloist in 2019 and was promoted to First Soloist in 2020. Her repertoire includes the title role in Cinderella (Stevenson), Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (Weber), Constance in The Three Musketeers (Prokovsky), Marie in The Nutcracker (Angelini), Petite Mort (Kylián), Rooster (Bruce), and principal roles in Strictly Gershwin (Deane). Minori has also performed in works by George Balanchine, Ma Cong, Jorma Elo, Yuri Possokhov, and Dwight Rhoden.

Fun fact: My parents own a sushi shop and they have a sushi roll named after me.. Minori Roll!

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