Corps De Ballet
A native of Japan, Kanae Kusu began training at the age of four at Iwabuchi Ballet. Kusu furthered her training at Okumura Ballet Academy and has attended summer program at the Academie de Danse Classique Princess Grace in Monaco. She continued her training at Northern Ballet School in United Kingdom where she received the Trinity College London Level 6 Diploma in Professional Dance.
In 2011, Kusu graduated from Northern Ballet School and joined Ajkun Ballet Theatre in New York as a junior artist. In 2013, she joined Connecticut Ballet as an Apprentice. During her two years there, she performed Clara in The Nutcracker alongside principal artists with American Ballet Theatre. Kusu has also danced with the Manchester City Ballet in the United Kingdom and Felice Lesser Dance Theater in New York. She has performed various roles such as Taglioni in Pas de Quatre, 1st Shade Soloist in La Bayadere, and Queen of Dryads in Don Quixote and various classical and contemporary repertoire.
In 2015, she joined Ballet San Antonio as an Apprentice and was promoted to Corps de Ballet in 2017. She has performed Princess Florine and The White Cat in Sleeping Beauty, Pas de trois in Swan Lake, and Zulma in Giselle.