Miki Mizutani

First Soloist

Born: Japan

Trained: Acri-Horimoto Ballet Academy and English National Ballet School

Joined: 2012; Soloist, 2017; First Soloist, 2018

Dream roles: Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, because I want the challenge of dancing a dramatic role.

Most challenging role: The title role in Sylvia – it requires a lot of stamina and the ability to change character in Act II.

Dance heroine: Former Birmingham Royal Ballet dancer Miyako Yoshida.

Created roles: I created roles in ballets by Company dancers Ruth Brill (Matryoshka) and Kit Holder (Quatrain).

Off-stage: I enjoy knitting, crochet and sewing.

Awards: Prix de Lausanne scholarship, 2009.


Frederick Ashton: La Fille mal gardée (Lise), Dante Sonata (Child of Light)
George Balanchine: Serenade
David Bintley: Cinderella (Title role, 'Spring'), Aladdin (Princess Badr al-Badur'), Sylvia (Title role), 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 (Title role) and The Prince of the Pagodas (Princess Belle Sakura), and David Bintley and Galina Samsova's production of Giselle
Michael Corder: Le Baiser de la fée (Bride)
Kit Holder: Quatrain
Kenneth MacMillan: Concerto (First movement)
Peter Wright's productions of The Nutcracker (Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara), Coppélia (Swanilda) and The Sleeping Beauty (Princess Aurora), and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Swan Lake

Header image: Clothing (except for tutu) generously supplied by UK dancewear specialists Dans-ez