Life and career
Born in Tokyo, Mizuno was raised in Somerset in England. Her father is Japanese, and her mother is half-British, half-Argentine. She attended the Royal Ballet School as a child, and graduated from the Royal Ballet School before working for several ballet companies including Semperoper Ballet in Dresden, Ballet Ireland, New English Ballet Theatre and Scottish Ballet. She began modeling at age 20 due to frustrations with her ballet career and has modeled for Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton. During 2014 Mizuno appeared in Arthur Pita’s work of dance theatre The World’s Greatest Show at Greenwich Dance and the Royal Opera House.
Mizuno made her movie debut in Alex Garland‘s critically acclaimed science-fiction thriller Ex Machina, released in the UK in January 2015. She also appeared in the dance film High Strung, directed by Michael Damian and released in 2016. In 2016, she was also the feature dancer in the music video for “Wide Open” by the Chemical Brothers and Beck.
In August 2016, she appeared in the music video for Frank Ocean‘s song, “Nikes”. Mizuno showed off her triple-threat talents in the award-winning film La La Land (released in the UK in January 2017), playing the role of Caitlin, the roommate of Mia (Emma Stone).
|2012||Venus in Eros||Forest Guard||Film debut|
|2016||La La Land||Caitlin|
|2017||Beauty and the Beast||Debutante||completed|