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Saeka Shirai


Leading Soloist

Saeka is from Osaka, Japan and trained with the Yuki Ballet Studio and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. She worked with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet for four years and with Poznan Opera Ballet for two and won a silver medal at the Varna International Ballet Competition in 2016. She joins Northern Ballet in 2022.

Daisy in arabesque held by Jay
Daisy holding on to the chaise longue while in arabesque and en pointe wearing a powder blue dress
Casanova supporting Henriette who is rested on his back
Daisy in arabesque gazing at a kneeling Jay
Casanova embraces and lifts Balletti while looking straight into her eyes

Photos by Emma Kauldhar and Emily Nuttall.