#FlashbackFriday: May Nagahisa

May Nagahisa‘s journey from Japan to Monte Carlo to her rise to fame at the Mariinsky. At the age of 12, this talent left her home country for the prestigious Princess Grace Academy through the Youth America Grand Prix. Upon her graduation in 2017 she joined the Mariinsky Ballet and was named one of Dance Magazine’s 25 to watch. In 2018, she jumped from “trainee” at Mariinsky to second soloist at the young age of 18. She then became a first soloist in 2021 at the age 21, and landed herself a spot on the Forbes Japan’s 30 Under 30. She is one of the many young and foreign talents rising in Russia.

Enjoy some of these incredible videos from Youtube. Happy Friday.

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Her beautiful editorial from La Personne.

Special thanks to PR-department of the Mariinsky Theatre, Darina Grybova and Vitaly Kotov in person for assistance in creating the material.