Boston native Isaac Akiba started dancing in Boston Ballet’s Citydance program at age 9 and began training at Boston Ballet School in 1998. During this time, he studied under Sydney Leonard, Franco Devita, and Dierdre Miles Burger. Akiba joined Boston Ballet II in 2007, was promoted to Boston Ballet company dancer in 2009, and was promoted to second soloist in 2012.
His Boston Ballet repertoire includes The Nutcracker (Nissinen); Cinderella (Kudelka); The Sleeping Beauty (deValois); Giselle (Gielgud, Peasant Pas de Deux); Paquita (Alosa, Pas de Trios); La Bayadere (Clerc, Bronze Idol); Romeo & Juliet (Cranko, Benvolio); Don Quixote (Nureyev, Lead Gypsy); Etudes (Lander, Turning Man; A Midsummer Night's Dream (Balanchine, Puck); Jewels (Balanchine, Rubies, Diamonds); The Four Temperaments (Balanchine, Melancholic); ProdigalSon (Balanchine); Symphony in 3 Movements (Balanchine, Jumping Couple); Coppelia (Balanchine); Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux (Balanchine); Fancy Free (Robbins); The Elo Experience (Elo, Slice to Sharp, Planto B, Double Evil); Carmen (Elo); Ein Von Viel (Matthews); Tabula Rasa (Pickett); The Second Detail (Forsythe, Ion).
See Isaac in his first season at Boston Ballet.