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Soloists

Norika Matsuyama

Norika Matsuyama

Biography

  • Social Media

    @norika__m

  • Born

    Chiba, Japan

  • Training

    Yuki Miho Ballet
    Palos Verdes Ballet
    Lauridsen Ballet Centre
    San Francisco Ballet School

  • San Francisco Ballet

    Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2014
    Promoted to Soloist in 2021

    Photo: Norika Matsuyama in Tomasson's 7 for Eight // © Erik Tomasson

Q&A

What's your favorite costume? Why?

I love the costume from Serenade. It's always breathtaking to see 17 girls in these long, blue tutus when the curtain goes up. And it's comfortable to wear!

What has been your proudest moment as a dancer? Why?

When I can give my best possible performance onstage.

What's your perfect day?

Relaxing in nature.

What are some of your favorite roles or ballets you've danced while at SF Ballet?

Olga in Onegin, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude , Trio

When you have downtime from productions, what do you do to relax?

I love going on hikes during the off-season.