Reiko started ballet at the age of five in her hometown of Kobe, Japan. After ten years of training in Japan, she joined The Australian Ballet School in 2003. In 2006 Reiko made her debut with The Australian Ballet in Giselle dancing the Peasant Pas de Deux. Since then, Reiko has danced a handful of critically acclaimed principal roles with the company, including Clara in Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker, and the titles roles in Paquita and Matjash Mrozewski’s Semele. Reiko was promoted to soloist in 2010.
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Reiko is the proud new owner of a 100-year-old piano. Please feel free to drop by for musical soirées if you are so inclined.