On the Couch with Kohei Iwamoto

Kohei Iwamoto AAR On the CouchWho is Kohei Iwamoto?
Kohei is Japanese, he is curious, he is chilled!

What would you do differently from what you do now?
I would travel the world more, see more people and places.

Who inspires you and why?
I am inspired by my family. My parents were actors and dancers and they taught me how to be an artist, and the importance of creativity.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I would tell people to be kinder to one another, to understand that everyone has a different background.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Japan – because it is home and the food is amazing, or Scotland; time really slows down in Scotland, and the nature is beautiful.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
I take my friends for a walk along the river, from West End to the City. It is such a great way to see Brisbane, connect with the outdoors and see a few cool sites and cafes along the way.

What are you currently reading?
I am reading two books at the moment: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and a Japanese book on whisky.

What are you currently listening to?
I’m listening to Jake Shimabukuro – a ukulele player.

Happiness is?
Hard to find, but always nearby.

What does the future hold for you?
We don’t have long careers as dancers, so I try to enjoy each moment as they come and not get hung up on the future.

Kohei is a Senior Soloist with the Queensland Ballet. For more information, visit: www.queenslandballet.com.au for details.

Image: Kohei Iwamoto – courtesy of the Queensland Ballet