Ryo Munakata

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    School of the Minnesota Ballet T-Shirts and Student Raffle

    School of the Minnesota Ballet t-shirts are now available for a limited time only.

    Also, student raffle packets are available at both the Depot and Grain Exchange studios. We have some great prizes again this year, along with incentive prizes for the top three students who sell the most tickets.

    Wine & Cheese April 26!

    Thursday, April 26
    5:30 – 8 p.m.
    Depot Great Hall
    $45 presale/$50 at door

    Sampling wines and micro beers is only the start. Nibble on hors d’oeuvres from some of the area’s finest restaurants. In the hilarious Heads or Tails competition, compete for a wall of wine. Bid on all sorts of auction items including a spot in the 2019 Celebrity Dance Challenge.

    Click here to buy tickets online.

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    Ryo Munakata

    Ryo Munakata

    A native of Sendai, Japan, Ryo started classical ballet training at age five at Etoile Ballet School, under Misako Kawamura and Sergiy Savoschenko, and started modern ballet training at the age of 13 at Yuko Takahashi Dance Company. He studied at the summer intensive program of the American Ballet Theatre in New York by recommendation of dance instructor Hilary Cartwright, every summer since 2010. He studied on scholarship at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre (2014-2016), under the direction of Franco DeVita; at Manhattan Youth Ballet (2015-2016), under the direction of Deborah Wingert Arkin and Erin Fogarty Bittner; and at Peridance Capezio Center in New York (2015-2016), under the direction of Igal Perry. Ryo has won many awards in classical ballet and modern dance competitions.