This week, The Joffrey Ballet welcomed dancers from Mexico, California and Japan into the Chicago family. Joseì Pablo Castro Cuevas, Jonathan Dole, Hyuma Kiyosawa and Miu Tanaka all plan to grace the stage this season and wow us with their phenomenal dancing.
According to a recent press release from The Silverman Group, Ashley Wheater (The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet) made the grand announcement. ” With these new company members, The Joffrey Ballet totals 45 dancers representing 13 countries… Cuevas, Dole and Tanaka are prime examples of the Joffrey’s dedication to fostering the talents from within its own Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, which celebrates its 10th anniversary year in October,” the press release stated.
Growing up, Kiyosawa received extensive training at a variety of schools. Aoki Chieko Ballet School, MOMOKO Ballet Studio, Kiev State Ballet School, Kirov Academy of Ballet and City Ballet School are some of the places the talented young man has trained.
Director Wheater made the following statement about the new performers: “Our Academy is a reflection of our Company with training that generates technically strong, artistically creative and well-versed students. It is exciting that the talents cultivated within the Joffrey Academy are increasingly making their way to our mainstage productions. I’m pleased to welcome all four new dancers to the Joffrey as we begin our 2019-2020 season.”
BTSCelebs sends a special thanks to The Silverman Group for the info and images.