IZAWA Shun was born in Gunma prefecture. He trained ballet under SEKITA Kazuyo, SUGAI Rieko and TANAKA Yoko. He won first prixe in the first division of the 2012 All Japan Dance Competition, Bronze medal in the New York City Finals at the Youth America Gran Prix and first prize in the senior classical ballet category at the 2013 Kobe Dance Competition. He joined the National Ballet of Japan and made his debut as the leading role in Cinderella in 2014. He was promoted to First Soloist in 2016 and was subsequently promoted to Principal in 2017.

Repertoire with NBJ includes

  • Wayne EAGLING's production: The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Désiré, The Blue Bird, Aurora's Suitor), The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Prince, The Mouse King)
  • MAKI Asami's productions: Swan Lake(Pas de Trois), The Nutcracker (Prince)
  • Alexei FADEECHEV's production: Don Quixote(Basilio)
  • Konstantin SERGYEV's production: Giselle (Albert)
  • Frederick ASHTON: Cinderella (Prince)
  • Robert NORTH: Troy Game
  • Roland PETIT: La Chauve-souris (Johann), Coppélia (Franz)
  • August BOURNONVILLE: La Sylphide (James)
  • Peter DARRELL: Tales of Hoffmann (Hoffmann)
  • David BINTLEY: Aladdin (The Djinn of the Lamp)