Ansa Capizzi | Principal Dancer

Joined OBT in 2003 | Principal since 2018

Ansa Capizzi is from Nagoya, Japan. She began training at age five, initially with Chika Goto Step Works Ballet, followed by San Francisco Ballet School. She joined OBT as an apprentice (2003), and was promoted to soloist (2007) and principal (2018). Among her favorite performances are: William Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, George Balanchine’s Tarantella, Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty, James Canfield’s Romeo & Juliet, Nacho Duato’s Por Vos Muero, Michel Fokine’s The Dying Swan, Nicolo Fonte’s Presto, and Jirí Kylián’s Falling Angels.