Japan-born ballerina O'Neill wins prestigious Benois prize

Stage May 18, 2016

Japan-born ballerina O'Neill wins prestigious Benois prize

Dancer Hannah O'Neill on Tuesday won the prestigious award for the ballerina category in the Benois de la Danse competition, becoming only the second recipient from Japan to do so. The 23-year-old O'Neill, of New Zealand and Japanese parents, is a premier dancer with the ...

Japanese ballerina wins Benois for first time

National May 28, 2014

Japanese ballerina wins Benois for first time

Mariko Kida has won the Benois de la Danse competition in the ballerina category, becoming the first Japanese to receive the prestigious Russian award. Kida, an Osaka native who serves as the first soloist with the Royal Swedish Ballet, shared the award with Polina Semionova, ...