MIYAKO, The Last Dance

A 53-year-old legendary ballerina, 300 days to final curtain

Miyako Yoshida earned stardom as the Royal Ballet's first Asian female principal. Although internationally known for her precise and lyrical performances that stemmed from her Japanese sensibilities, Miyako long struggled with her "ugly" looks. Her self-image was that of a duckling with short arms and legs, surrounded by "beautiful" dancers in the European tradition. Now, at 53, the legend prepares for her final stage. But along the way, she must overcome an emergency hospitalization, family loss, and a major confrontation just before the show. An exclusive, emotional 300-day chronicle by a production team that has been following her for 12 years.