Meet Senior Artist

Miwako Kubota

Delicate and regal The Daily Telegraph

Introducing Miwako

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. Her career highlights include Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain©, Jiří Kylián’s Bella Figura, Stephen Baynes’ Molto Vivace and Beyond Bach, and Frederick Ashton’s The Dream. She has toured to Japan, New Zealand, China, London and New York with the company. 

coolly elegant and beautiful

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REPERTOIRE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Baroness von Rothbart in Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake 2015
  • The Sugar Plum Fairy and Clara in Peter Wright's The Nutcracker 2014
  • Gamzatti in Stanton Welch’s La Bayadère 2014
  • La Sylphide in Erik Bruhn’s La Sylphide 2013
  • Odette/Odile in Stephen Baynes’ Swan Lake 2012

  • Tatiana in John Cranko’s Onegin 2012
  • Cio-Cio-San in Stanton Welch’s Madame Butterfly 2011
  • Valencienne in Ronald Hynd’s The Merry Widow 2011
  • Swanhilda and Dawn in Peggy van Praagh’s Coppélia 2010
  • Princess Aurora and Lilac Fairy in Stanton Welch’s The Sleeping Beauty 2009

You may not know

Miwako loves knitting, crochet, puzzles, Sudoku and cooking and is a proud Melbourne Storm supporter.

Professional accolades

Awards

  • Khitercs Hirai Foundation Scholarship 2011
  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award nominee 2010, 2004
  • Marigold Southey Scholarship 2007

Guest appearances

  • The Dancers Company tour 2014, 2013, 2006