Ryoko Tanaka was born and raised in Japan, where she began her training. In 2013, she was selected to be in the Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II program, where she performed in Michael Pink’s Romeo and Juliet, and Nutcracker. In 2017, she joined the trainee program at American Repertory Ballet and soon moved up to ARB 2. In 2018, she was promoted to the first company. Since joining the company, Ryoko has performed the title role in Giselle, Nutcracker (including Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen and other lead roles), Airs by Paul Taylor, Blue Until June by Trey McIntyre and multiple other roles. This is her third season with ARB.
Hometown: Wakayama, Japan