Interview - Yuriko Kajiya

Yuriko Kajiya is a principal dancer at the Houston Ballet. Born in Japan in 1984, she started ballet training at the Shanghai Dance School until she competed in the Prix de Lausanne during her last year at the school. Winning the competition, she was awarded one year of study at the National Ballet School of Canada in Toronto, Canada. From there, she was accepted into the American Ballet Theatre in New York City where she performed and worked for fifteen years until coming to the Houston Ballet in 2014. She enjoys performing and being able to connect with the audience, in addition to giving back by coaching and mentoring aspiring young dancers.

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