Kohei Iwamoto

Kohei Iwamoto


Senior Soloist

Introducing Kohei

Kohei was born in Hyogo, Japan, and to his parents’ surprise, decided he wanted to take up ballet lessons at the age of ten. He started training in ballet at 11 at the Sadamatu Hamada Ballet Studio. After competing in the Youth America Grand Prix, Kohei won a full scholarship to attend the Australian Ballet School. He graduated in 2010, and danced with the Royal New Zealand Ballet for 8 years, joining Queensland Ballet as a Soloist in 2018. He is now a Senior Soloist within the company.  

Repertoire Highlights    

  • Cacti by Alexander Ekman   
  • Allegro Briliante by George Balanchine  
  • La Bayadere by Greg Horsman   
  • A Midsummer Night Dream by Liam Scarlett  
  • In The Middle Of Somewhat Elevated by Willam Forsythe  


Personal Accolades  

  • Senior 2nd Prize, YAGP Japan 2008  

 

“My best piece of advice for aspiring dancers is to enjoy and feel the music while dancing.”  

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