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Fumi Kaneko

Soloist of The Royal Ballet


Fumi Kaneko in action.
Fumi Kaneko in rehearsals for Don Quixote © ROH / Andrej Uspenski 2013

Japanese dancer Fumi Kaneko is a Soloist of The Royal Ballet. She joined the Company in 2011 and was promoted to First Artist in 2012 and Soloist in 2013.

Kaneko trained at the Jinushi Kaoru Ballet School, Osaka. She won gold medal at the Varna International Ballet Competition, 2008, and silver medals at the Moscow International Ballet Competition, 2009, and the USA International Ballet Competition, 2010. That year she joined the Jinushi Kaoru Ballet Company, where her roles included Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker) and Kitri (Don Quixote).

Kaneko's repertory with The Royal Ballet includes Kitri, Kitri's Friend and Queen of the Dryads (Don Quixote), Sugar Plum Fairy and Fairy of the Woodland Glade (The Sleeping Beauty) and roles in The Four Temperaments, Swan Lake, Sweet Violets, Limen, Infra, ‘Diana and Actaeon’ (Metamorphosis: Titian 2012) and Woolf Works.


News and features

Gallery: Inside rehearsals for Carlos Acosta's Don Quixote

Gallery: Inside rehearsals for Carlos Acosta's Don Quixote

27 September 2013

Behind-the-scenes with The Royal Ballet in rehearsal for a highly anticipated new work.

Watch: The Nutcracker in rehearsal

Watch: The Nutcracker in rehearsal

4 December 2012

Jonathan Cope and Lesley Collier coach Fumi Kaneko and Nehemiah Kish in the Sugar Plum Fairy pas de deux.