Arina Nagase was born in Japan and graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, where she studied with L. Kovaleva, V. Desnitsky, and V. Sergeev. She is a laureate of multiple international competitions, including: silver medal at the Classical Youth Ballet Competition (Shizuoka, Japan, 2007); Secondary School Ballet Competition (Machida, Japan, 2008); the Audience Prize and the red ribbon at the XVI Spring Ballet Festival of the NBA Ballet Company (Tokyo, Japan, 2010); gold medal at the National Korean Ballet Competition (South Korea, 2011).
Since 2013, she has been a member of the ballet company of the State Primorsky Opera and Ballet Theatre, and since 2016, of the ballet company of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Repertoire at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Don Quixote (Flower-Seller); choreography by Alexander Gorsky
Swan Lake (Odette-Odile, Pas de deux, Black swan, Neapolitan Dance); choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, revised choreography by Konstantin Sergeyev and choreographic adaptation by Eldar Aliev,
Sleeping Beauty (Princess Florine); choreography by Marius Petipa revised version by Konstantin Sergeev and Eldar Aliev,
Le Corsaire (Medora, Pas de deux); choreography by Eldar Aliev (using fragments of Marius Petipa’s choreography),
The Nutcracker (Masha, The Sugar Plum Fairy, Chineese dance); choreography by Eldar Aliev,
Giselle (Giselle, Giselle's freinds, brides, variation), choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa,
The Little Humpbacked Horse (Wet-Nurses); choreography by Alexei Ratmansky,
In the Jungle (Gurri); choreography by Anthon Pimonov.
Repertoire also include:
Sleeping Beauty (Aurora, Pas de deux, variation); choreography by Marius Petipa revised version by Konstantin Sergeev,
The Nutcracker (Clara, Pas de deux); choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov,
La Sylphide (the Sylph, Pas de deux); choreography by August Bournonville,
Don Quixote (Kitri’s variation, Amour, Pas de deux); choreography by Alexander Gorsky,
The Stars and Stripes (Pas de deux).