Hibiki Takada, Born in Japan and trained at the famed Hakucho Ballet Academy in Japan, was a finalist in the Japan Grand Prix where his remarkable ballet talent was noticed by the judges and he was awarded a full scholarship to attend the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C. His extensive repertoire includes Don Quixote, Le Corsaire, Flames of Paris, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Diana and Acteon, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, and many others. Columbia Classical Ballet welcomes Mr. Takada back for this fourth season.