Yoshiaki Nakano

1992 Started ballet at the age of 4 with her mother, Mitsuko Nakano.
1996 Continuing at Elite Ballet Studio at the same time as her mother left the company.
2002 3rd Place, Junior B Division, 6th The Ballet Contest.
2003 8th The Ballet Contest Junior B Division 1st Place Japan Grand Prix Sapporo Junior Division 6th Place San Francisco Ballet School Full Scholarship Award.
2004 Entered Homura Tomoi Ballet School. From September, he studied abroad at the San Francisco Ballet School for one year.
2005 2nd Place, Men’s Senior Division, The Balcon Nagoya.
2006 63rd National Dance Competition, Tokyo Shimbun Junior Division, 1st place
17th All Japan Ballet Competition Junior Division Prize Winner
10th The Balcon Nagoya Men’s Senior Division 1st Place
2007 10th NBA National Ballet Competition High School Student Division 2nd place-1
The 64th National Dance Competition Tokyo Shimbun Pas de Deux Division 3rd Place
1st Place, Male Junior Division 1, 20th Kobe All-Japan Western Dance Competition
In 2008, he joined the Homura-Tomoi Ballet Company and appeared in all the works.
2009 The Ballet Competition 21 Professional Category 3rd Place
20th All Japan Ballet Competition Senior Division 2nd Place
Leaving the Homura-Tomoi Ballet Company.
Entered the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School in the United States.
2010 USA Florida World Ballet Competition
Won a silver medal in the professional category.
Joined the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater as a trainee.
2011 Promoted to cold.
2013 2nd Beijing International Ballet & Choreography Competition
Received the Gold Award in the Classical Ballet Adult Division, and the Jury Special Award. 
Promoted to soloist.
Promoted to Principal in 2014.
Selected as one of the “25 top dancers to watch in the world” by an American dance magazine.
Winner of the Varna International Ballet Competition Finalist Encouragement Award.
In 2015, he was in charge of the choreography for the graduation performance of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School, and since then he has been in charge of choreography every year. 
Choreographed a creative work for the outdoor performance of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater in August.
His premiere work “A Fellow Feeling” was announced in the repertoire of performances in March 2016, and received standing ovations on all four days, and his work was added to the repertoire of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. (He was the first Pittsburgh Ballet to add a dancer’s work to its repertoire).
2018 the new work “Infusion” will be announced at the March performance.
Presented choreography as a guest choreographer at Point University, Pittsburgh College of Art.

2019 she performed at the Orchard Ballet Gala, supervised by Tetsuya Kumagawa, and danced Romeo & Juliet’s balcony pas de deux with Houston Ballet Principal Nozomu Iijima, and was also in charge of the choreography for the finale, which received high acclaim.

2020 Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Online version of “Nutcracker” dancing Prince of Konpeito.

2021 her choreographic talent was recognized by former ABT principal Susan Jaffee, who became the artistic director of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, and she was also in charge of the choreography for the performance of the Pittsburgh Theater.

In Japan, he is also active in the field of choreography, collaborating with musicians for World Dream ballet performances and choreographing for Reiko Matsuoka Ballet Company.


Main repertoire

“Romeo and Juliet” Romeo Mercutio, “Swan Lake” Prince Siegfried Clown, “Don Quixote” Basil, “Sleeping Beauty” Prince Desire Bluebird,
“Vayaderca” Sarol Bronze Statue, “The Pirate” Ali Konrad, “The Nutcracker”Prince, “Giselle” Albrecht, appeared in all the full-length productions,Contemporary works include “Street Car Named Desire”, choreographed by George Balanchine “Agon”, “Prodigal Son”, “Theme and Variations”, “Western Symphony”, “Divertimento No 15” Choreographed by Jiri Kylian “Petite Mort”, “Sinfonietta”, Twyla・”In The Upper Room” “Nine Sinatra Song” choreographed by Tharp, “Lacrimosa” “La Pluie” choreographed by Annabella Lopez Ochoa, “Drink to Me Only With Thin Eyes” “Maelstrom” “Sandpaper Ballet” choreographed by Mark Morris, William・Dance works by famous overseas choreographers such as Forsythe’s “In The Middle somewhat elavated”, Jerome Robbins’ “Ballet version of West Side Story”, “In the Night”, and “Fancy Free”.