Megumi Nishimori

Ballet Idaho Company Dancer


Megumi started ballet in Thailand before relocating to the Philippines. In 2012, she entered the Asian Grand Prix and received a Silver Medal. This opportunity led Ballet Manila to invite her to dance Kitri for their production of Don Quixote. In 2013, she moved to Japan to train at the Acri Horimoto Ballet Academy, where she received many awards, such as second in the All Japan Ballet Competition. After 2 years there, she moved to the US to study at the San Francisco Ballet School on a merit-based scholarship under Patrick Armand. At San Francisco, she danced with the company in Tomasson’s Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and Balanchine’s Coppélia. Megumi has attended various summer programs such as the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, American Ballet Theatre, and Royal Ballet School.

After her training at San Francisco, she joined Cincinnati Ballet’s second company, where she danced in various ballets such as Balanchine’s Serenade and Rubies from Jewels. After her year at Cincinnati Ballet, she joined BalletMet 2 where she danced with the company 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 deux from Ricardo Amarante’s Love Fear Loss, and the Ballerina Doll from The Nutcracker.

This is Megumi’s third season with Ballet Idaho.

Generously sponsored for the 2021.22 season by Katherine Stevens.