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Mio Sumiyama

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Born: Tokyo, Japan

Trained: Zürich Dance Academy

Joined: 2019

Awards: Laureate, Prix de Lausanne, 2019; Gold medal and Grand Prix, International Dance Competition, Spoleto (2018); First prize, All Japan Ballet Competition (2014).

Most enjoyable moment on stage: I enjoyed every moment on stage at the Prix de Lausanne competition, it was a powerful and unforgettable experience.

Favourite full-length ballet: Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet. I love to watch Miyako Yoshida's portrayal of Juliet.

Favourite piece of music: Beethoven Piano Sonata No.8 (Sonata Pathétique). My school friend played it for me before I left Japan. It's very beautiful and inspirational.