Aya was born in Saitama, Japan and started dancing at the age of four after seeing her very first ballet performance. She began her training at the Reiko Yamamoto Ballet School in Japan, before moving to Australia to take up a scholarship with The Australian Ballet School. Aya performed with The Dancers Company in 2015 and joined The Australian Ballet in 2016. She is inspired by Principal Artist Amber Scott, both on and offstage.
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Aya is a deft hand at Japanese calligraphy.