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Aya Watanabe


Aya 1811 final

Aya Watanabe


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.

Repertoire highlight

  • Peasant Pas de deux in Maina Gielgud's Giselle 2019
  • The Fairy of Musicality in David McAllister's The Sleeping Beauty 2017

You may not know

Aya's hobbies are knitting and crocheting.