SOUTOME Haruka as Clara in MAKI Asami's production of The Nutcrachker ©SETO Hidemi

SOUTOME Haruka was born in Kanagawa prefecture and began her ballet studies under SASAKI Mika and IKEHATA Mikio at the SASAKI Mika Ballet Academy. She won first prize in the first division of junior category at the 2009 Kobe Dance Awards and joined the National Ballet of Japan in 2010. Her repertory includes Clara in The Nutcrachker, Celeritas2 in David BINTLEY's E=mc2, Fairy Spring in Frederick ASHTON's Cinderella, Cupid in Don Quixote, Twyla THARP's In the Upper Room, NAKAMURA Megumi's O Solitude. She was promoted to Soloist in 2014.

Repertoire with NBJ includes

  • Wayne EAGLING's production: The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy Canari qui Chante, Little Red Riding Hood)
  • Alexei FADEECHEV's production: Don Quixote (Cupid, 1st Variation)
  • MAKI Asami's productions: Swan Lake (Napolitan Dance), The Nutcracker (Clara, China)
  • Wayne EAGLING's production: The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy Canari qui Chante, Little Red Riding Hood)
  • Frederick ASHTON: Cinderella (Fairy Spring, Fairy Autumn)
  • George BALANCHINE: Symphony in Three Movements
  • David BINTLEY: Carmina Burana(Lover Girl),'Still Life' at the Penguim Café (Hunbold's Hog-nosed Skunk Flea),E=mc2 Celeritas2, Faster (Marathon)
  • Nacho DUATO: Duende
  • HIRAYAMA Motoko: Ag+G
  • Jessica LANG: Escaping the Weight of Darkness
  • NAKAMURA Megumi: O Solitude
  • Twyla THARP: In the Upper Room