Rena Narumi was born in Tokyo, Japan. She trained at Centre d’artchoregraphique Franco-Japonais in Paris, France, and Arts Umbrella dance graduate program in Vancouver, BC, under the direction of Artemis Gordon and Lynn Shepard. After her graduation, she performed with ProArteDanza, Kidd Pivot (apprentice), Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden, Royal Swedish Ballet (RSB), and Nederlands Dans Theater 1 (NDT1).
She has worked with renowned choreographers such as Mats Ek, Crystal Pite, Ohad Naharin, Sol Leon/Paul Lightfoot, Johan Ingar, Alexander Ekman, Orjan Andersson, Sharon Eyal, Franck Chartier/Gabriela Carrizo (Peeping Tom) and more.
With RSB in Sweden, she performed the main role of Juliet in Juliet and Romeo by Mats Ek in many theaters, including Paris Opera Garnier in Paris and Sadler’s Welles Theater in London. With NDT1, she traveled all over the world to perform.
Since 2018, she became freelance based in Netherlands.
Her most recent performance was with Kidd Pivot for new creation of Revisor by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young.
Rena is thrilled to be a part of the Ballet BC member for 2020/21 season.