Reina Takeuchi is an Australian-Japanese artist-researcher working across visual arts, choreography, curatorial projects and writing. Takeuchi’s physical practice is informed by ballet, contemporary dance and Asian performance traditions from Japan, India and Thailand – places where she has lived and trained.
Takeuchi graduated with Distinction from a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), majoring in Visual/Studio Arts and Dance (2018). In 2019, Takeuchi commenced Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year 2019 for her Masters research in Creative Practice at QUT. Takeuchi received the Dorothy Birt Memorial Prize from the university for her research.
She has collaborated with numerous Australian and international artists. Takeuchi has performed in Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, Brisbane’s Supercell Contemporary Dance Festival and Sydney Dance Company’s PPY19 REVEALED. Takeuchi also worked as an understudy with The Farm Dance Co. on ‘The Ninth Wave’ part of the Commonwealth Games. She has written for publications AusDance Qld and Delving into Dance.
In addition to Bonnie Curtis Projects, Takeuchi works as an Assistant Curator at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and has received a sponsored placement with Stalker Theatre for 2020.
Reina first joined Bonnie Curtis Projects to perform in ‘Wonderland’ in 2020.