Arata Miyagawa was born in Japan and trained there and at the
prestigious John Cranko school in Stuttgart, Germany and studied
with Petr Pestov.
Arata makes his RNZB debut in 2013 with Made to Move. He has
danced with the Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Dancenko Academic Music
Theatre in Moscow (2010/11) and in 2012 won the silver medal at the
International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria, one of the
world's most highly regarded competitions for young
dancers. Other awards include a bronze medal at the 2010 Youth
America Grand Prix in New York, the gold medal at the all Japan
Ballet Competition, also in 2010, and medals at the Tanzolymp
('Dance Olympics') competitions in Berlin in 2005 and 2009.