• Prize-winner at international ballet competitions in Rome (1st
prize, 2008), Moscow (2nd prize, 2009), Seoul (2nd
prize, 2009), Jackson (2nd
prize, 2010) and Varna (1st
• Grand Prix at the Arabesque international ballet competition (Perm, 2012)
• Grand Prix at the Youth America Grand Prix international competition (New York, 2012)
Born in Seoul.
Graduated from the Korea National University of Arts (class of Vladimir Kim and Margarita Kullik). For several seasons he was a trainee with the Mariinsky Ballet. At the Mariinsky Theatre he made his debut as Ali in the ballet Le Corsaire (coached by Viktor Baranov).
Since July 2012 he has been a First Soloist with the Mariinsky Ballet.
Le Corsaire (Ali); production by Pyotr Gusev after the composition and choreography of Marius Petipa,
Don Quixote (Basilio); choreography by Alexander Gorsky,
Études; choreography by Harald Lander,
and La Bayadère (Golden Idol); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Vladimir Ponomarev and Vakhtang Chabukiani, Dance of the Golden Idol choreographed by Nikolai Zubkovsky.
Mr Toshihiko Takahashi is a patron of the Mariinsky Theatre’s trainee programme