SUGANO Hideo as Prince Siegfried in MAKI Asami's production of Swan Lake ©SETO Hidemi

SUGANO Hideo was born in Ibaraki prefecture. He first began his training at the Reiko Yamamoto Ballet School and after furthering his studies at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, joined the Imperial Russian Ballet and then the Kiev Ballet. He has placed third in the senior category at the 1999 Saitama All Japan Dance Competition, second in the senior category at the 2001 NBA Ballet Competition, third in the Pas de Deux Category at the 2003 Luxembourg International Ballet Competition, second at the Arabesque-2004, Open Competition of Ballet Dancers in Perm, and the Best Partner Award at the International Yury Grigorovich Competition «Young Ballet of the World» in 2008. Hideo joined the National Ballet of Japan as Soloist in 2010 and was subsequently promoted to Principal in 2013.

Repertoire with NBJ includes

  • Wayne EAGLING's production: The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Désiré, The Blue Bird)
  • Alexei FADEECHEV's production: Don Quixote (Basilio)
  • MAKI Asami's productions: Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried), The Nutcracker (Prince), La Bayadère (Solor)
  • Konstantin SERGEYEV's production: Giselle (Count Albert)
  • Frederick ASHTON: Cinderella (Prince)
  • George BALANCHINE: Symphony in C (1st Movement Principal) Symphony in Three Movements (3rd Principal couple), Theme and Variations(Principal)
  • David BINTLEY: Aladdin (Rubies, Aladdin's friend), Carmina Burana (1st seminarian), Galanteries, The Prince of the Pagodas (Prince, King of the South), Sylvia (Aminta), Faster (Aerials)
  • Mikhail FOKINE: The Firebird (Ivan Tsarevich)
  • Kenneth MACMILLAN: Romeo and Juliet (Benvolio), Manon (Lescaut)
  • OGURA Sachiko: Cinderella (Prince)
  • Roland PETIT: La Chauve-souris (Johann)
  • Hans VAN MANEN: Grosse Fuge