Ken Saruhashi  
Organization: English National Ballet (UK)

Position: Soloist

Years: 2017

Contact: Instagram, Twitter


Birthplace: Hokkaido, Japan. Training: Harumi Shimoda Ballet School; English National Ballet School. English National Ballet: Joined 2011, promoted First Artist 2014, Junior Soloist 2016, Soloist 2017. Career highlights: Ali and Lankendem in Le Corsaire, Prince Siegfried in Derek Deane’s Swan Lake, Albrecht in Mary Skeaping’s Giselle, Hilarion in Akram Khan’s Giselle, Nephew/Prince in Eagling’s Nutcracker, Mercutio in Nureyev’s Romeo & Juliet,  The Messenger of Death in MacMillan’s Song of the Earth and Bluebird and Prince Désiré in MacMillan’s Sleeping Beauty. Other repertoire includes Harald Lander’s Etudes, the Mazurka from Serge Lifar’s Suite en blanc, Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort, John Neumeier’s Spring and Fall, Aszure Barton’s Fantastic Beings, Hans van Manen’s Adagio Hammerklavier, Pina Bausch’s Rite of Spring and William Forsythe’s Playlist (Track 1, 2). Other info: Ken was a finalist in the 2013 and 2014 Emerging Dancer competitions.