CBJ Junior Company Member 2014
CBJ/RBC Foundation Apprentice 2014-2015
CBJ Company Member Since 2015
Momoka began her dance training at the Yukiko Kato Ballet School in her home country of Japan. Under Kato’s mentorship she performed major roles in The Nutcracker, Paquita, Harlequinade and Coppélia. In 2009 she was the silver medal winner of the Ballet Competition Fukuoka, and the Bronze Medal holder of the 2010 and 2013 NAMUE Classical Ballet Competition. Momoka was awarded the renowned Fukuoka Prefectural Governor Award in 2012. She then joined a Russian concert tour produced by Morihiro Iwata and had the opportunity to dance at many prestigious ballet schools, including the Moscow Ballet Academy.
Momoka joined CBJ as a member of the Junior Company then RBC Apprentice in 2014, before being promoted to Company Member in 2015.
Momoka’s roles with CBJ include Blue Bird, Humming Bird and Canary in Sleeping Beauty; Lead Fairy in Cinderella; Lady Birch, Dragonfly and Trillium Flower in The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition; Pas de Trois, Cygnet; Neapolitan Dancer in Swan Lake, The lead role of Klara in Coppélia: A Comedy with Love and Anne in Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet®.
Momoka is sponsored by Marie-Elle Carrothers.