Shimon ItoPrincipal Soloist
Hometown: New York, New York
Shimon Ito began his dance training at the age of 4 at his mother’s dance academy, Asako Ballet New York in New York City. At 8 years old he was accepted into the School of American Ballet where he trained for 5 years. At 13 he went on to the National Ballet School of Canada where he graduated in 2008. Throughout his training in Canada, he also attended the John Cranko School in Stuttgart, Germany through an exchange program.
After graduating, Ito joined San Fransico Ballet’s Trainee program where he performed with the company. He danced for Silicon Valley’s Ballet San Jose as an apprentice and then as a corps member from 2009-2011.
He competed and placed as a finalist in the Jackson International Ballet Competition in 2010.
Ito joined Miami City Ballet in 2011 as a Corps de Ballet member. He was promoted to Soloist in 2016 and Principal Soloist in 2019.
Roles since joining MCB
Sir Frederick Ashton
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck)
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Symphony in Three Movements
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio)
Year of the Rabbit
Dances at a Gathering
West Side Story Suite
In The Upper Room
Nine Sinatra Songs
Coppélia, Arthur Saint-Léon
Don Quixote, Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky
Giselle, Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot (Peasant Pas de Deux)