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Yuya Omaki

Yuya Omaki <em>Photo: Alan Kavčič</em>

Photo: Alan Kavčič

Yuya Omaki <em>Photo: Tiberiu Marta</em>

Photo: Tiberiu Marta

Yuya Omaki was born in Osaka, Japan. At the age eight, he began with his ballet training at the Ballet school Sanae Yamamoto under tutorage of Sanae Yamamoto and Eri Sato. In 2007, he began his studies of the modern dance at the Ballet Academy in Munich (member of the Faculty for music and theatre) under Kiril Melnikov, Konstanze Vernon, Robert North and Jan Broeckx, focusing on incorporating classical and contemporary ballet, pas de deux technique and national dances.

During his studies, which he completed in 2010, he successful attended various international competitions and won several awards, such as 1st prize at the National Dance Competition in Kobe (2004), Youth Ballet Competition in Fukuoka (2007), National Dance Competition in Tokio (2007) and Youth Competition in Nagoya (2009). In 2007, he made into the semi-finals of the greatest international students’ ballet competition (YAGP) in Japan, and he won the 1st prize, which enabled him to compete in the finale of the YAGP in New York (2008). He also participated at the prestigious 36th Ballet Competition for the grand prix of Lausanne, where he made into the semi-finals. Most recently, he won the bronze medal at the 27th International Ballet Competition in Varna.

His most prominent soloist creations comprise of virtuoso and stamina-demanding roles within the classical repertoire: James (La Sylphide), Grand pas de deux (The Flames of Paris), Grand pas de deux (Le Corsaire). In 2009, he performed in Don Quixote production by the Bavarian State Opera. Since 2011, Yuya has performed in almost every production by the Maribor Ballet (Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Le Sacre du printemps, Romeo and Juliet, Walking Mad, etc.). Some of his signature performances, such as the role Court jester in Tchaikovsky’s classical ballet masterpiece Swan Lake, and most recently, the role of slave Ali (Le Corsaire), won praise from critics, as well as standing ovations by the public.

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