Known For: Acting
Akane Takada (高田 茜, Takada Akane) is a Japanese ballerina and a principal dancer with the Royal Ballet in London. Her lead roles have included the title role in Giselle, Nikiya in La Bayadère, Kitri in Don Quixote, and Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty.
Movies & TV shows
Don Quixote (Royal Opera House)
They set out to have a chivalrous adventure. Kitri and Basilio are a young couple who cannot marry because Kitri's father is determined to marry her off to the wealthy Gamache. The man decides to inte...
La Bayadère (The Royal Ballet)
La Bayadre is a story of eternal love, mystery, fate, vengeance, and justice, set in the Royal India of the past. The ballet tells the story of a temple dancer who is in love with a noble warrior. She...
The Sleeping Beauty
The Royal Ballet has a special place for the Sleeping Beauty. After World War II, the Royal Opera House was reopened and its first production was in Covent Garden. Robert Helpmann danced the role of P...
The ROH Live: The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite and Armand
The Royal Ballet's repertory includes a delightful interpretation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream by Frederick Ashton. Ashton was inspired to create a ballet on the four seasons, but as he ...
The ballet trilogy was inspired by the works of Virginia Woolf.
Giselle discovered the true identity of her lover, and that she was promised another. One of The Royal Ballet's most loved and admired productions, faithful to the spirit of the 1841 original yet alwa...