Risa Mochizuki, a principal dancer with the New Jersey Ballet Company, was born in Tokyo and trained at the Antwerp Royal Ballet School and the Kishibe and Kawasaki Ballet School in Japan. She has won medals at several international ballet competitions. She danced solo and principal roles with Teatrul de Balet Sibiu, Constanta National Opera Ballet, and Timisoara National Opera Ballet in Romania. Principal roles include Don Quixote, Paquita, Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Chopiniana and La Vivandiere. Risa has also become an experienced teacher, teaching classes and coaching at many schools including Idaho Falls School of Ballet, Idaho Ballet Theater, Dance Tech in Ammon, ID, Elite Studio in Shelley, ID, Studio One in Idaho Falls, and New Jersey School of Ballet.
On January 24, 2017