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Miwako Kubota
Dance | Performance   (VIC)

Miwako was born in Japan and began her ballet training with Fumika Morishima in Okinawa. Before joining The Australian Ballet School she trained with Kimie Sasamoto and Iwao Nagae in Tokyo. In 1997 Miwako was awarded the Idemitsu Scholarship at the sixth Asia Pacific Competition. After graduating from The Australian Ballet School in 1998 with honours she joined The Australian Ballet, going on to perform in many roles, including principal ones. She toured to Japan, New Zealand, China, London and New York with the company. Miwako was promoted to senior artist in 2010.

Miwako’s repertoire highlights include Cio-Cio-San in Stanton Welch's Madame Butterfly 2011, Valencienne in Ronald Hynd's The Merry Widow 2011, 2nd movement pas de deux in Sir Kenneth Macmillan's Concerto 2011, Christopher Wheeldon's After the Rain© 2011, Stephen Baynes' Beyond Bach 2011, The Lady in Stephen Baynes' Molto Vivace 2010, Swanilda and Dawn in Peggy van Praagh'sCoppélia 2010, Princess Aurora and Lilac Fairy in Stanton Welch's The Sleeping Beauty 2009, Young Tsarevna in Graeme Murphy's Firebird 2009, Clara, Rose Fairy and Snow Fairy in Peter Wright's The Nutcracker 2010, 2007 and Prelude and Mazurka in Michel Fokine's Les Sylphides 2009, 2006.. 

  photos: portrait by Ray Massner; photo by Alex Makeyev; photo by Branco Gaica
Website: http://www.australianballet.com.au/about_us/dancers/dancer_bio/miwako_kubota