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CND2 - YOKO TAIRA BIOGRAPHY

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Yoko Taira portraitYoko Taira was born in Oviedo, where she began her ballet studies at the age of five. In 1985 she moved to Madrid in order to study with Luis Fuente, in whose group she danced for two years in a number of cities around Spain. Later she worked with Marika Besobrasoba, Lola de Ávila, Carmen Roche, Paco Morales and Igor Ivanov among others.
In January 1988 she joined the Compañía Nacional de Danza (then known as the Ballet Lírico Nacional) where she has performed many roles in both classical and neoclassical ballet.
From 1990, under the artistic direction of Nacho Duato, Yoko Taira has danced as a soloist and lead ballerina in the majority of her pieces as well as performing work by other internationally renowned choreographers such as Jiri Kylián, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, William Forsythe, Hans van Manen, and many others.
In 1989 she finished her studies at the Real Conservatorio de Música y Danza de Madrid and in 1995 began to teach contemporary dance at the same school, where she created two choreographed pieces alongside her students.
Since 1996 she has combined her work as a ballerina for the CND with that of being Choreographic Assistant to her Artistic Director, Nacho Duato.
In 1999 and a year later in 2000 she created her first two ballets for the Compañía Nacional de Danza Workshop –Reconstrucciones and Kosamai, whilst in 2001 and 2002, she respectively produced Érase una vez... and Ni un Alma for the Compañía Nacional de Danza 2.
In 2003 she created Nasciturus for the Compañía Nacional de Danza.

Tickets

    • Carmen. Johan Inger

    • SHANGHAI (CHINA P.R.)

    •  SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL DANCE CENTER
    • 18, 19 (19.30h) & 20 (14h)  October, 2019
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    • Carmen. Johan Inger

    • A CORUÑA (SPAIN)

    • PALACIO DE LA ÓPERA
    • 22 & 23 November, 2019
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    • Don Quixote by José Carlos Martínez

    • MADRID (SPAIN)

    • TEATRO DE LA ZARZUELA
    • 10 to 22 December, 2019
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    • The Nutcracker. José Carlos Martínez

    • SEVILLA (SPAIN)

    • TEATRO DE LA MAESTRANZA
    • 9 to 12 January, 2020 - 20h
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    • MADRID (SPAIN)

    • AUDITORIO NACIONAL DE MÚSICA
    • 8 March, 2020
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    • Carmen Johan Inger. Picture: Jong-Duk Woo

    • VALENCIA (SPAIN)

    • PALAU DE LES ARTS
    • 26 to 29 March, 2020
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    • Carmen by Johan Inger

    • PERPIGNAN (FRANCE)

    • THÉÂTRE DE L'ARCHIPEL
    • 6 & 7 May, 2020
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      • Por Vos Muero. Nacho Duato

      • LUDWIGSBURG (GERMANY)

      • FORUM AM SCHLOSSPARK LUDWIGSBURG
      • 17 & 18 July, 2020

Auditions

  • Auditions. Jardín Infinito. Nacho Duato

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