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Shintaro Akana


Osaka, Japan

Seasons with LAB

2022/2023, 2023/ 2024

Shintaro Akana, a remarkable ballet dancer, has left an indelible mark on the world of dance with his exceptional talent and dedication. Hailing from Japan, he burst onto the international ballet scene with a flurry of accolades. In 2019, at the NBA National Ballet Competition in Japan, he claimed the coveted 1st prize, surpassing over a thousand participants with his mesmerizing performances. This was just one of the many milestones on his journey, as he had previously won an invitation to the New York City Finals at the Youth America Grand Prix in 2017 and made waves as a semi-finalist at the prestigious Prix de Lausanne in 2016, securing a scholarship for his exceptional abilities.

Mr. Akana's ballet journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. He honed his craft at esteemed institutions like the Ballettschule Theater Basel, where he received a scholarship from 2016 to 2018. Prior to that, he trained with K-Ballet and even had the privilege of joining The Royal Ballet School's Ballet School in 2013. With a versatile career spanning companies such as the Homura Tomoi Ballet Company from 2018 to 2019, and currently the Los Angeles Ballet since 2023, where Mr. Akana continues to enchant audiences worldwide with his grace, skill, and passion for ballet.

Shintaro Akana



Learn about the comprehensive and varied seasons of Los Angeles Ballet since its debut in 2006. Repertoire includes stunning classical ballets, exceptional stagings of Balanchine repertory, and relevant works by many of today’s most innovative dance-makers.



This season includes exciting works by master choreographers Justin Peck, Hans van Manen, Yuri Possokhov and George Balanchine, and another world premiere by LAB Artistic Director, Melissa Barak. Plus,  LA's holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. Subscriptions and Single Tickets on Sale Now!

2023/2024 Season
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