IZAWA Shun as Prince in Frederick ASHTON's Cinderella ©SETO Hidemi

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.

Repertoire with NBJ includes

  • Wayne EAGLING's production: The Sleeping Beauty (The Blue Bird, Aurora's Suitor)
  • MAKI Asami's productions: Swan Lake(Pas de Trois)
  • Frederick ASHTON: Cinderella (Prince)
  • Robert NORTH: Troy Game
  • Roland PETIT: La Chauve-souris (Johann)