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Rina Nemoto

Senior Artist

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Rina Nemoto

Rina Nemoto was born in Tokyo, Japan, and began dancing at the age of three. At the age of 15, she travelled to Paris for two years of classical ballet training with Daini Kudo and Dominique Khalfouni. In 2009, Rina was awarded a Prix de Lausanne scholarship and joined The Royal Ballet as an apprentice dancer. She joined The Australian Ballet in 2011; she was promoted to coryphée in 2016, to soloist in 2018, and to senior artist in 2022.


  • Alice in Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland©, 2017
  • Fairy of Grace and Fairy of Generosity in David McAllister's The Sleeping Beauty, 2017, 2015
  • Trio from Stephen Baynes' Imaginary Masque, 2017
  • Pas de deux from Stephen Baynes' Molto Vivace (Ballet Under the Stars, 2017)
  • La Sieste in Serge Lifar's Suite en blanc (Adelaide Gala Spectacular, 2017)
  • 2nd Movement Soloist in George Balanchine's Symphony in C, 2017
  • Dawn in Peggy van Praagh and George Ogilvie's Coppélia, 2017
  • Countess, Lead Swan and Russian Dancer in Stephen Baynes' Swan Lake, 2016

Professional accolades


  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award, 2022
  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award nominee, 2014

You may not know

Rina is interested in pottery, and would like to explore it when she has more time.