Josh Nagaoka joined the Norwegian National Ballet 2 in the autumn of 2021. He has previously performed in such works as Didy Welman’s Is To Be during the opening ceremony of the Winter Youth Olympics in 2020.
Japanese Nagaoka (born in 2002) began dancing at the age of four in Yokohama. He continued his training at the Ballet Studio DUO in Tokyo in 2011 before his journey took him to London and the Royal Ballet School from 2016 to 2021. Nagaoka won first prize in the NBA Ballet Competition in 2016 and came in second in the Youth America Grand Prix Japan semi-final competition in 2015.