Kazuki Yagi was born in Japan in 1996 and trained from 2001-2012 at Nomura Ballet School with Kekko Nomura. In 2012 he attend the Kirov Academy's summer intensive and was asked to stay on for the year round program under the direction of Makhateli Nikoloz. Kazuki has received many awards, among them third place in the 2013 Ballet Competition Osaka, second place in the 2014 Ballet competition Fukuoka, second place in the 2014 YAGP Atlanta Regionals. His repertoire includes the solo variation in La Bayadere, the Pas de Deux in Giselle Act I, Flames of Paris, Harlequinade, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker as well as many others. This is Kazuki’s second season with Columbia Classical Ballet Company.