Japanese Ballet Dancer Miyako Yoshida to Retire in Summer

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Tokyo, Jan. 30 (Jiji Press)--World-renowned Japanese ballet dancer Miyako Yoshida on Wednesday revealed plans to retire as a professional dancer this summer.

Her last performances will take place at Tokyo's New National Theatre on Aug. 7-8.

"I will dedicate my efforts to the last performances. I want to support young dancers afterwards," Yoshida, 53, said on social media.

Yoshida won a prize at the Prix de Lausanne, a prestigious international competition for young ballet dancers, in 1983.

She later filled the highest position of principal dancer at the Royal Ballet of London and other ballet companies.

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