Megumi Nishimori


Megumi started her ballet training in Thailand before relocating to the Philippines. In 2012, she won the Silver Medal at the Asian Grand Prix which led to an invitation from Ballet Manila to be featured as Kitri in their production of Don Quixote. In 2013, she trained at the Acri Horimoto Ballet Academy, and won numerous awards including second place in the All Japan Ballet Competition. She then began a scholarship under Patrick Armand at the San Francisco Ballet School where she had the great fortune to dance with the company in AD Tomasson’s Swan Lake and Nutcracker. Also included in her training are: Bolshoi Ballet Academy, American Ballet Theatre, and the Royal Ballet School.

After training at SFBS, she joined Cincinnati Ballet’s second company dancing in Balanchine’s Serenade and Rubies from Jewels. After one year at Cincinnati Ballet, she joined BalletMet 2 dancing in Balanchine’s Square Dance, Liang’s Wunderland, Symphonic Dances, and as Fairy Godmother in his Cinderella. 

At Ballet Idaho, Megumi has performed roles such as the Loss pas de deluxe from Ricardo Amarante’s Love Fear Loss, Russian Girl in Balanchine’s Serenade, and the Dew Drop Fairy from The Nutcracker.

Megumi is coached by Arleen Sugano who is the creator of “suganosystemballet.” 

This is Megumi’s fourth season with Ballet Idaho.

Generously sponsored for the 2022.23 season by Katherine Stevens.