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Haruhi Otani Biography


Haruhi OtaniBorn in Japan, in 2010 she began her training as a professional ballerina at the Sasaki Mika Ballet Academy en Kanagawa, Japan.
She has won several awards at international contests. In 2012 she won the Bronze Slipper at the Le Chausson D’Or International Classical Dance Contest (Paris, France), in 2014 she won first prize at the Kobe Dance Contest (Kobe, Japan) and made it to the semi-finals at the Prix de Lausanne Contest (Lausanne, Switzerland).
In July 2014 she won the Grand Prix at the International Ballet Contest in Tokyo, being rewarded with three months at the National Dance Company. During this period she danced solo roles in Delibes Suite, Quixote Suite and Raymonda Divertimento, by José Carlos Martínez.
In September 2015 she joined the National Dance Company, directed by José Carlos Martínez.

In September 2018 she is promoted to soloist under the artistic direction of José Carlos Martínez.