Miki Mizutani was born in Japan and trained at the Acri Horimoto Ballet Academy and English National Ballet School. She has danced in The Nutcracker with English National Ballet and as a student her repertory included Solitaire, Raymonda and Carnival of Venice. She has won several awards including a Prix de Lausanne scholarship in 2009. She joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2012 and was promoted to First Artist in 2015.
Frederick Ashton: La Fille mal gardée ('Ribbon pas de deux', Chicken) and Dante Sonata (Child of Light)
George Balanchine: Serenade
David Bintley: Cinderella (Spring), Aladdin ('Sapphire'), Beauty and the Beast (Wild Girl), Take Five ('Three to Get Ready'), 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café (Great Auk, Humboldt's Hog-Nosed Skunk Flea), E=mc² ('Celertias²') , Flowers of the Forest, Sylvia and The Prince of the Pagodas (Princess Belle Sakura, Balinese Girl), and David Bintley and Galina Samsova's production of Giselle
Kit Holder: Quatrain
Peter Wright's productions of The Nutcracker (Clara, Mirlitons), Coppélia (Swanilda) and The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Modesty, pas de quatre), and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Swan Lake
Prix de Lausanne scholarship, 2009
Mathias's Desert Island Discs
In the run up to the world premiere of The Tempest, we spoke to choreographer David Bintley and the dancers creating the lead roles in his magical new ballet. Here Mathias Dingman (Ariel) shares the Desert Island Discs he'd want were he to be stranded on Prospero's magical isle.
Meet Marlo, our Dance Track graduate
Dance Track works with 30 primary schools and more than 2,500 children in Birmingham, identifying those with the potential to be the ballet dancers of the future. Read about one of our participants who has recently accepted a place at Elmhurst School for Dance.
Iain's Desert Island Discs
In the run up to the world premiere of The Tempest, we spoke to choreographer David Bintley and the dancers creating the lead roles in his magical new ballet. Here Iain Mackay (Prospero) shares the Desert Island Discs he'd want with him if he was truly the lord of Shakespeare's mystical isle.