Hitomi Nakamura (Japan)
Joined Orlando Ballet in 2013
Hitomi Nakamura began her training at Kaneta Kono Ballet Academy in Japan. In 2009, at the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) Final, she won first place in the Ensemble Category. In 2011, Nakamura won first place in the senior category at The Ballet Competition in Tokyo. Nakamura moved to the United States in 2011 and continued her training at Houston Ballet Ben Stevenson Academy, as a highest-level student, where she had the opportunity to dance with the company.
In 2013, Nakamura joined Orlando Ballet second company, and was invited to compete in the International Ballet Competition at Jackson where she was a semi-finalist. This is her fourth year dancing with the main company.
Photography by Michael Cairns 2018