Surimu Fukushi

Surimu Fukushi

What I like about performing is that I could be either someone completely different or truly be myself and put everything out on the level that I could never get to in the daily life.
Every production, every creation is a new challenge as a dancer and as an artist. It keeps me going to keep tackling and exploring the possibilities of what I could do and what I could bring to the audience.
I feel very lucky to have unique and inspiring colleagues and we push each other to keep growing. – Surimu


Date of birth
April 13, 1994

Place of birth
Tokyo, Japan


The Tokyo Ballet School, Japan [2004 – 2011]
Ballet Studio DUO, Japan [2009 – 2011]
Académie Princesse Grace, Monaco [2011 – 2013]

Professional experience
Ballett Zürich Junior ballet, Switzerland [2013 – 2015]
Ballett Zürich, Switzerland [2015 – 2016]
Joined NDT 2 in August 2016
Dancer with NDT 1 since August 2019

Nominations and awards
Tanzpreis der Freunde des Balletts Zürich (Friends of the Ballet Zurich Award) [2015]
Silver medal at YAGP New York City Finals [2011]
Gold medal at YAGP Japan Semi Finals [2011]
Gold medal at NBA Ballet Competition, Japan [2011]

In 'APERTURE' (2019) by Edward Clug. Photo: Rahi Rezvani.
In 'I wonder where the dreams I don't remember go' (2020) by Yoann Bourgeois. Photo: Rahi Rezvani.