Akiko Ishii

This is Akiko’s fourth season with Alberta Ballet. Coming from Japan, she began her training at age four and at age 17 moved to the United States to complete her training at the Boston Ballet School. She danced with Houston Ballet as an apprentice before joining Alberta Ballet. Last season with Alberta Ballet, Akiko danced the title role of Giselle, the roles of Klara and the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, and Suzuki in Madame Butterfly. She also enjoys dancing Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room and Balanchine’s Jewels.

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