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Nae Nishimura

In 2019, Nae Nishimura made her debut in the role of Gamzatti in Makarova's La Bayadère after dancing the role of one of the Three Shades in The Kingdom of the Shades. She has danced Fokine's solo Dying Swan, the role of Myrtha in the second act of Giselle, Waltz of the Flowers in Boyadjiev’s The Nutcracker, the bridesmaid solo in Nureyev’s Don Quixote, soloist couple in Ekman's Cacti and pas de trois in Holmes’ Swan Lake.

She performed in the Norwegian premiere of McGregor’s Chroma and has also danced in Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, Kylián’s One of a Kind, Tiger Lily, Falling Angels and No More Play, Scarlett’s Vespertine and Carmen, in addition to Balanchine’s Serenade, Agon and Theme and Variations. Parts were created especially for her in Johannessen’s The Rite of Spring, Strømgren’s Hunger, Boyadjiev’s Fair Enough and Hough’s Bout of the Imperfect Pearl.

Japanese Nishimura joined the Norwegian National Ballet in the autumn of 2016 after having worked with the Theater Ballet Dortmund. She was three years old when she began dancing in her hometown of Osaka. At the age of 15, she travelled to study at the Australian Ballet School, where she danced with the Australian Ballet as a student. In 2010, she won the Australian Ballet School’s scholarship award. That same year, she was a finalist in the Youth American Grand Prix in Japan and i 2015, won the Bajazzo Dance Award in Dortmund.


Future Acts

Selection of previous acts