Misa Kasamatsu began her dance training at Aree School of Dance Arts in Bangkok, Thailand where she studied with Long Zhao, former Principal Dancer at American Repertory Ballet. In 2008, she moved to New York City to attend The School of American Ballet on scholarship. While at SAB, Ms. Kasamatsu performed in many ballets, including featured roles in George Balanchine’s Who Cares?, Swan Lake, and The Sleeping Beauty; Peter Martins’ Les Petits Riens; and a principal role in an original ballet by Adam Hendrickson.In addition, she has participated in choreography projects by the New York Choreographic Institute, where she worked with Yuri Smekalov of the Mariinsky Theatre and Justin Peck of New York City Ballet, and in the School of American Ballet’s Student Choreographic Workshop. She has attended summer intensives at the Royal Ballet School, Australian Ballet, School of American Ballet, Boston Ballet, and Miami City Ballet.
Ms. Kasamatsu joined Pennsylvania Ballet as an Apprentice for the 2012-2013 Season. She has appeared in several ballets with the Company, including Giselle, Twyla Tharp’s Push Comes to Shove, William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ballo della Regina, The Four Temperaments, and Jiří Kylián’s Forgotten Land (Beige Couple).