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Reiko Hombo

"Utterly charming"

The Age

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 Kitri in Don Quixote. Reiko was promoted to senior artist in 2012.

Repertoire highlights

  • Kitri in Rudolf Nureyev's Don Quixote 2013
  • Cio-Cio-San in Stanton Welch's Madame Butterfly 2011
  • Valencienne in Ronald Hynd's The Merry Widow 2011
  • Swanhilda in Coppélia 2010
  • Clara in Peter Wright's The Nutcracker 2010, 2007
  • Alexei Ratmansky's Scuola di ballo 2009
  • Stanton Welch's The Sleeping Beauty 2009
  • Suite en blanc 2009
  • Graeme Murphy's Firebird 2009
  • Semele 2008
  • Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake 2008
  • La Favorita 2007
  • Spring Waters 2007

Guest appearances

  • The Dancers Company tour 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2006


  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award nominee 2008
  • The Friends of The Australian Ballet Scholarship 2005
  • Caroline Poon Scholarship 2004

You may not know ...

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.



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