Media Announcement: WA Ballet’s growing Japanese connection

WA ballet aficionados and Perth’s Japanese community have another reason to celebrate ballet and support West Australian Ballet in 2023 and beyond with an unprecedented contingent of Japanese dancers – including two principal dancers – and a rehearsal director.

• Gakuro Matsui (Principal) – born Tokyo, Japan
• Chihiro Nomura (Principal) – born Tokyo, Japan
• Kiki Saito (Soloist) – born Sapporo, Japan
• Mayume Noguromi (Demi-Soloist) – born Kobe, Japan
• Reika Sato (Rehearsal Director) – born Nagano, Japan

Real-life fiancés Matsui and Nomura – who joined WA Ballet in 2015 from the Norwegian National Ballet – add a romantic touch to the dance company.

Several of the dancers are supported by patrons under the Pas De Deux program.

In this same vein, WA Ballet welcomes collaboration with Perth’s Japanese business community to promote the company’s work and to develop exciting partnership opportunities.

Corporate participation in the WA Ballet is vital as the arts continue to grapple with a decrease in commercial and governmental support.

Please contact WA Ballet on the below link for more details: