Born in Fukushima, Japan, Reina Fuchigami trained at the Hitomi Takeuchi Ballet School and the Royal Ballet School. As a student she danced with Birmingham Royal Ballet in Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, Daphnis and Chloë, The Dream and The Nutcracker. She won first prize at the 20th All Japan Ballet competition and Japan Grand Prix, 2009. She joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2012 and was promoted to First Artist in 2016.
Frederick Ashton:Les Rendezvous (pas de trois), Façade ('Scotch Rhapsody'), Dante Sonata, La Fille mal gardée (Chickens, Lise's Friends), The Dream (Mustardseed), Enigma Variations
George Balanchine: Serenade, Theme and Variations
David Bintley: Aladdin ('Diamond'), 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café (Great Auk), Tombeaux and Carmina burana
Kenneth MacMillan: Elite Syncopations ('The Golden Hours'), Romeo and Juliet (Friend)
Alexander Whitley: Kin.
Peter Wright:The Nutcracker (Clara, Mirlitons), Swan Lake (Italian Princess, Cygnet, pas de trois), Coppélia (Swanilda's Friends)
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.
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.