corps de ballet
Mayume was born Kobe, Japan and is a member of West Australian Ballet’s Corps de Ballet.
Mayume started ballet at the age of three at Setsuko Kawaguchi Ballet in Japan. She has also trained with Joffrey Ballet Academy.
As a student, Mayume danced many lead roles including Kitri in Don Quixote and Clara in The Nutcracker. In 2018, Mayume visited West Australian Ballet with the Youth America Grand Prix Japan, where she spent a week of tutelage with Aurélien Scannella and the Company’s Artistic Staff.
Mayume’s achievements include 3rd place in the Japan Grand Prix (2017), and 1st place in the All Japan Ballet Competition (2018). In 2018 Mayume was also awarded Bronze in both Contemporary and Classical variations at The World Ballet Competition.
Since joining West Australian Ballet, Mayume has danced in Jayne Smeulder’s Tarantella, and as a Lead Shade in Greg Horsman’s La Bayadere.
In her spare time, Mayume enjoys reading and hanging out with friends in Perth.