Ms. Matsuura was born in California and began her training under Hanna Karacic at the age of six. She completed her BFA in dance performance and choreography at the University of California, Irvine where she performed works by Eugene Loring, Marius Petipa, and originated roles in works by Donald McKayle, Jodie Gates, Molly Lynch and Tong Wang. Ms. Matsuura danced with Orange County’s Festival Ballet Theater and was on faculty at Southland Ballet Academy for six years before joining Oklahoma City Ballet’s Studio Company in 2017. She was promoted to apprentice in 2018 and is excited to be joining the corps de ballet in the 2019-20 season. Ms. Matsuura’s repertoire with Oklahoma City Ballet includes Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, The Little Mermaid, La Sylphide, and Robert Joffrey’s Pas de Deesses. She is an ABT® Affiliate Teacher who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum and successfully presented students for examinations.