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Nonoka Kato


Her first memories of dance go back to her childhood when she was fascinated by a magazine article about Roland Petit’s tour of Japan. Shee started dancing in 1992 at the Kansaki Ballet Studio. Everything moved very quickly because she understands really early on that she wants to make a career out of dance. In 1996 Nonoka joined the Chikako Tanaka Junior Ballet School in Japan and then in 2003 the École Nationale Supérieure de Danse in Marseille in the professional placement class. She joined the company three years later.