Miyako Yoshida

UNESCO / Miyako Yoshida, UNESCO Artist for Peace

Ms Miyako Yoshida, a Japanese ballet dancer, was designated UNESCO Artist for Peace in July 2004, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to classical dance.

Ms Yoshida has performed leading roles in prestigious ballets such as Swan Lake, the Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet and The Sleeping Beauty. In the course of her outstanding career, she has received many awards and prizes in Japan and in the rest of the world. In 2007, she was awarded the Order of the British Empire for her services to dance.

During her nomination ceremony held at UNESCO Headquarters, she raised awareness of dance and the arts as a vehicle of aspirations and dreams.

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