Reina Fuchigami

First Artist

Born: Fukushima, Japan

Trained: Hitomi Takeuchi Ballet School and the Royal Ballet School

Joined: 2012; First Artist, 2016 

First role danced with the Company: One of the Stars in Cinderella when I was a student at the Royal Ballet School.

Most rewarding role: In the Upper Room, the ballet is like a stamina marathon. You don't stop moving until the music stops!

Awards: First prize at the 20th All Japan Ballet competition and Japan Grand Prix, 2009.


Frederick Ashton:Les Rendezvous (pas de trois), Façade ('Scotch Rhapsody'), Dante Sonata, La Fille mal gardée (Lise's Friends), The Dream (Mustardseed), Enigma Variations
George Balanchine: Serenade, Theme and Variations
David Bintley: Cinderella ('Spring'), Aladdin ('Diamond'), 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café (Great Auk), Tombeaux, Carmina burana
Kenneth MacMillan: Elite Syncopations ('The Golden Hours'), Romeo and Juliet (Friend), Concerto
Jessica Lang:Wink
Twyla Tharp: In the Upper Room
Alexander Whitley: Kin.
George Williamson:Embrace
Peter Wright: The Nutcracker (Clara, Columbine), The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Honour, Pas de Quatre), Swan Lake (Italian Princess, Cygnet, pas de quatre), Coppélia (Swanilda's Friends) 

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