Hyuma Kiyosawa

Nagano, Japan

Company Artist with the Joffrey since 2019


Hyuma Kiyosawa was born in Soest, Germany, and raised in Nagano, Japan. He began his ballet training at the age of six at Aoki Chieko Ballet School under the direction of Aoki Chieko. At the age of nine, he placed 2nd at the Japan Ballet Competition in Nagoya while attending MOMOKO Ballet Studio under the instruction of Ms. Momose Momoko. In this competition, he was offered a scholarship to Kiev State Ballet School in Ukraine and studied there until 2012 under the instruction of Mr. Constantin Edward Costchcov. From 2012 to 2015, Kiyosawa received his training at Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington D.C. after receiving a full scholarship at Japan Grand Prix 2012. He received this training from Mr. Nikolai Kabaniaev, Mr. Nikoloz Makhateli, and Mr. Stanislav Issaev. From 2015 to 2018, he was under the instruction of Mr. Nikolai Kabaniaev at City Ballet School in San Francisco.

In 2019, he was a guest artist at Ballet Manila and performed lead roles in Cinderella, Paquita, pas de deux from Diana and Acteon, and many neoclassical pieces. While in school, he also performed Blue Bird from The Sleeping Beauty, Cavalier and Snow King from The Nutcracker, Flames of Paris, Flower Festival, and the male lead in Yuri Possokhov’s Concerto. He has also performed the Golden Idol in La Bayadere, Von Rothbart in Swan Lake, and the lead Chinese dancer in The Nutcracker.

In 2015, he attended YAGP in Pittsburgh and received first place in both the classical and contemporary divisions. In 2016, he attended YAGP in San Francisco and received first place in the Junior classical division. In 2018, he was certified the Cultural Art Grand Prize from Matsumoto City, Japan, and he was offered to join The Joffrey Ballet after receiving the silver medal at 2018 USA XI International Ballet Competition in Jackson, MS, at the age of 17.

He loves dogs, mangos, and tapioca tea.