Ryo Munakata

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    Student Summer Showcase July 27

    School of the Minnesota Ballet
    Student Summer Showcase
    Noon July 27, 2018
    Duluth Public Library Plaza

    Free Public Presentation

    The School of the Minnesota Ballet steps outside to present its Student Summer Showcase featuring upper-level students demonstrating ballet, jazz, tap, character (European folk dance), and musical theater dance. Students from the choreography class perform their own works-in-progress.

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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.