Junna Ige is a principal dancer of ballet de Monterrey also a former principal dancer of Silicon Valley Ballet (then known as Ballet San Jose). Her roles have included kitri in Don Quixote of Wes Chapman and Luis Serrano ,Giselle in Alicia Alonzo's Giselle, Cinderella in Ben Steavenson's Cinderella, Odette and Odile in Luis Serrano’s Swan Lake, Nikiya in Luis Serrano’s bayadera, Lisette in Alícia Alonzo’s La fille mal gardeé, Marie in Karen Gabay's The Nutcracker, Maria in Dennis Nahat's The Nutcracker, Swanilda's friend in Coppélia, Donald Mahler's Salut d'Amour, the Peasant Pas de Deux in Giselle, "My One and Only" in Balanchine's Who Cares?, the Principal Dancer in Allegro Brillante, Kitri in Wes Chapman's staging of Don Quixote, Waltz Girl in George Balanchine's Serenade, as well as roles in Dwight Rhoden's Evermore, Jorma Elo's Glow-Stop, Vicente Nebrada's Nuestros Valses, Igal Perry's Infinity and Annabelle Lopez's Prism. Ms. Ige began her ballet training at Ecole Yokohama and later joined Japan Junior Ballet and Asami Maki School in Japan. In 2004, she received a scholarship from the Japanese government to train abroad for two years at the Hamburg Ballet School and performed La Fille Mal Gardee, Romeo and Juliet, and Sleeping Beauty with Hamburg Ballet. In addition, she studied at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Akademie Des Tanzes from 2006 to 2007. During the season, she received a scholarship and performed Les Sylphides, Temple Tanzerin, and Romeo and Juliet with Badisches Staatcheatler Karlsruhe. In the summer of 2007, she danced George Balanchine’s Concert Barocco, Les Sylphides, and Paella for "Dancing 4 AIDS Orphans" in Yokohama and was a finalist of the 2010 International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi.
At HaoExpression Juna teaches occasional Ballet classes during the Summer or whenever she has a break from Ballet de Monterrey, Mexico.
HAO BACH-THAI LUECKHOFF anD Rudy Candia, ARTISTIC DIRECTORs