Ansa Capizzi | Principal Dancer

Joined OBT in 2003 | Principal since 2018

Ansa Capizzi (Deguchi) is from Nagoya, Japan where she began studying dance at the age of 5. She later trained with Chika Goto Step Works Ballet and City Ballet School in San Francisco. She joined OBT as an apprentice in 2003 and was promoted to soloist in 2007. Some of her favorite roles with OBT include: William Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, George Balanchine’s Tarantella, James Canfield’s Romeo & Juliet, and Nacho Duato’s Por Vos Muero.