Ami Morita

Principal Dancer

Ami Morita

Principal Dancer

Vita

Ami Morita was born in Nagano, Japan. She received her first ballet lessons at a private ballet school in her home town. In 2005 she came to Stuttgart to attend the John Cranko Schule from which she graduated in 2009. In the 2009-10 season Ami Morita joined the Stuttgart Ballet as an apprentice, one season later she was taken into the Corps de ballet. In 2013-14 she became Demi Soloist. She was promoted to Soloist in 2015-16 and with the start of the 2018-19 season she became Principal Dancer.


Her repertory includes roles such as Odette/Odile in John Cranko’s Swan Lake, Kitri in Don Quijote (Maxilimiano Guerra), the Lilac Fary in The Sleeping Beauty (Marcia Haydée) and Myrtha in Giselle (after Petipa) as well as solo roles in choreographies by renowned choreographers such as Kenneth MacMillan, William Forsythe, Jorma Elo and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. The choreographers Demis Volpi, Mauro Bigonzetti and Chrsitian Spuck have created roles for her. In addition she has danced in a wide variety of classical, neo-classical and contemporary works by, among others, George Balanchine, John Neumeier, Maurice Béjart, Glen Tetley, Uwe Scholz and Wayne MacGregor.
Portrait
Ami Morita
Photo Roman Novitzky
Don Quijote
Ch: Maximiliano Guerra
D: Ami Morita, Ensemble
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Brouillards
Ch: John Cranko
D: Ami Morita, Ensemble
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Jeu de Cartes
Ch: John Cranko
D: Ami Morita, Adrian Oldenburger
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Romeo and Juliet
Ch: John Cranko
D: Ami Morita
Photo Carlos Quezada
Don Quijote
Ch: Maximiliano Guerra
D: Ami Morita
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Swan Lake
Ch: John Cranko
D: Ami Morita
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Don Quijote
Ch: Maximiliano Guerra
D: Ami Morita, David Moore, Ensemble
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Don Quijote
Ch: Maximiliano Guerra
D: Ami Morita, Alexander Mc Gowan
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Falling Angels
Ch: Jirí Kylián
D: Ami Morita
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
The Sleeping Beauty
Ch: Marcia Haydée
D: Ami Morita
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett

repertoire

Leading Roles and Solo Roles with the Stuttgart Ballet
  • A. Memory (Katarzyna Kozielska)
  • Brouillards (John Cranko): Feuilles mortes
  • Dark Glow (Katarzyna Kozielska)
  • Don Quijote (Maximiliano Guerra): Kitri, Mercedes, Queen of the Dryads, Eva
  • Falling Angels (Jiří Kylián)
  • Firebird (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
  • Forgotten Land (Jiri Kylián): Couple in white
  • Giselle (production: Reid Anderson, Valentina Savina): Myrtha
  • Initials R.B.M.E. (John Cranko): Solo roles in R. and B.
  • Jeu de Cartes (John Cranko): Queen of Hearts
  • Kammerballett (Hans van Manen)
  • Krabat (Demis Volpi): Pumphutt
  • La Sylphide (Peter Schaufuss after August Bournonville): One of the two Sylphs
  • melodious gimmick to keep the boys in line (Marc Spradling)
  • Miniatures (Douglas Lee)
  • Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko): Juliet, Gypsy#
  • Seventh Symphony (Uwe Scholz)
  • Slice to Sharp (Jorma Elo)
  • Swan Lake (John Cranko): Odette / Odile, big swan, Pas de six
  • The Lady and the Fool (John Cranko): A husband hunter
  • The Second Detail (William Forsythe)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Marcia Haydée): Lilac Fairy, Blue Bird’s Princess, Strength Fairy, Amethyst, Rubin, Aurora’s friend
  • The Song of the Earth (Kenneth MacMillan): Solo role
  • The Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko): Pas de six, Street Girl
  • workwithinwork (William Forsythe)

Specially created Roles
  • Aftermath (Demis Volpi)
  • Das Fräulein von S. (Christian Spuck)
  • Il Concertone (Mauro Bigonzetti)
  • Neurons (Katarzyna Kozielska)
  • Ouverture to a Prelude (Kevin O’Day)

Specially created Roles at Noverre-Society: Young Choreographers
  • 3 Grad (Brent Parolin)
  • Back and Forth (Jesse Fraser)

Corps de ballet Roles with the Stuttgart Ballet
  • A Streetcar named Desire (John Neumeier)
  • Big Blur (Demis Volpi)
  • das siebte blau (Christian Spuck)
  • Don Quijote (Maximiliano Guerra)
  • Gaîté parisienne (Maurice Béjart)
  • Giselle (production: Reid Anderson, Valentina Savina)
  • I fratelli – The Brothers (Mauro Bigonzetti)
  • Il Concertone (Mauro Bigonzetti)
  • Initials R.B.M.E. (John Cranko)
  • Krabat (Demis Volpi)
  • La Sylphide (Peter Schaufuss after August Bournonville)
  • Le Sacre du Printemps (Glen Tetley)
  • Leonce and Lena (Christian Spuck)
  • Onegin (John Cranko)
  • Othello (John Neumeier)
  • Requiem (Kenneth MacMillan)
  • Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko)
  • Seventh Symphony (Uwe Scholz)
  • Swan Lake (John Cranko)
  • The Four Temperaments (George Balanchine)
  • The Lady and the Fool (John Cranko)
  • The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Marcia Haydée)
  • The Song of the Earth (Kenneth MacMillan)
  • The Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko)
  • Yantra (Wayne McGregor)