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  • Director-General names Miyako Yoshida as UNESCO Artist for Peace

    21-07-2004 10:00 am The Director-General of UNESCO, Ko´chiro Matsuura, designated Ms Miyako Yoshida, principal ballerina of the Royal Ballet of London, as UNESCO Artist for Peace “in recognition of her outstanding contribution to classical dance and for her devotion to the cause of the Organization’s goals and aims in the field of its programme for arts education.”Yoshida-200.jpg

    The nomination ceremony took place in UNESCO’s Garden of Peace on 21 July 2004.Miyako Yoshida has displayed her immense talent in starring roles in the world's great ballets including Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, Cinderella, Don Quixote and Coppelia. During the course of her career, she has won various prizes and honours including Dancer of the Year in 1991.

    Along with her artistic work, Miyako Yoshida, teaches classical dance and would like to support UNESCO’s programme for arts education and the training of professional artists.
    The ballerina announced that she will, among other things, hold ballet workshops for children.
    “Through such events, I would like to convey my experiences and wonder as a ballet dancer to the young generation, and make efforts to increase the numbers of people showing an interest in the art of ballet.”

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