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Charles-Louis Yoshiyama

Charles-louis Yoshiyama, Soloist


Birthplace
Shizuoka, Japan

Dance Training
Hiraki Ballet School
English National Ballet School
Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy
Houston Ballet II

Joined the Company
2008

Promoted to Corps de Ballet
2009

Promoted to Demi Soloist
2012

Promoted to Soloist
2013

Favorite Ballet
Stanton Welch's Clear, Wayne McGregor's Chroma

Charles-Louis Yoshiyama trained on scholarship at English National Ballet School and at Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy. In 2007, Mr. Yoshiyama was a finalist at the Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland, winning a contemporary award/scholarship. He was also a finalist at the Youth American Grand Prix and received the Outstanding Contemporary Award. Mr. Yoshiyama had the opportunity to perform Swan Lake with English National Ballet and perform at the Prix de Lausanne gala in Japan in 2007.

Charles-Louis Yoshiyama joined Houston Ballet as an apprentice in 2008 and became a member of the corps de ballet in 2009. As a dancer with Houston Ballet, Mr. Yoshiyama has been featured in many roles, including Marquis de la Fayette in Stanton Welch's Marie, the fourth movement in George Balanchine's Symphony in C and the third pas de deux in Stanton Welch's Nosotros. He has also performed in Stanton Welch's Swan Lake and Divergence.

Watch Prix de Lausanne video.

Headshot by: Pam Francis