Born in Okinawa, Japan, Yuh Egami graduated from The Royal Ballet School in London and joined Hong Kong Ballet as a Corps de Ballet member in 2002. He assumed the additional role of Répétiteur for the Company in 2014, was named Assistant Ballet Master in 2018 and became Ballet Master in 2019.
With Hong Kong Ballet, Egami has danced in numerous works, including John Meehan's Swan Lake, Stephen Jefferies’ and Terence Kohler’s The Nutcracker, Nina Ananiashvili’s Don Quixote, Ronald Hynd's Coppélia, Val Caniparoli's Lady of the Camellias, Natalie Weir’s Turandot, George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, Nacho Duato’s Castrati, Jorma Elo’s Shape of Glow, William Forsythe’s Steptext, and Stanton Welch’s Clear, among others.
His choreographic works include Horn (2014) and White Lies (2012) with Hu Song Wei Ricky; Borders (2019), Yixi (2019), Wordless Letter (2018), OIOIO (2011), Mirage (2010), Collage of One (2008), Sakula (2007) and Kagé (2005). He also contributed choreography to full-length works like Carmen (2017), co-choreographed with Hu; The Frog Prince–A Ballet Chinois (2013) together with Hu and as associate choreographer to Yuri Ng and Firecracker (2010) as an associate choreographer to Ng. Egami’s The Rite of Spring (2019) with Hu won Outstanding Choreography at the 2020 Hong Kong Dance Awards, and the Company won Outstanding Ensemble Performance at the 2016 Hong Kong Dance Awards for Egami and Hu’s Bolero (2015). In 2016, he collaborated with composer Mike Orange for the ‘New Works Forum: Choreographer & Composer Lab’ by West Kowloon Cultural District.
Egami also re-choreographed Ng’s Devil’s Tale for Architanz in Japan in 2015 and created Sonographer (2011) and Firefly (2016) for E-side Dance Company and Peter and the Wolf (2018) for Le Studio Ballet in Hong Kong.