Juri Hiraoka

Juri Hiraoka 2013-14 Photo Credits

Juri Hiraoka, photo by Sian Richards.

Biography

Juri Hiraoka was born in Chiba, Japan and trained at the Hiraki Ballet School and Canada’s National Ballet School. She joined The National Ballet of Canada as an Apprentice in 2002 and became a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2003.  

Ms. Hiraoka’s repertoire includes the role of Myrtha in Giselle, the Principal Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty and Lady Montague in Romeo and Juliet as well as roles in Swan Lake, Onegin, The Nutcracker Don Quixote, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Taming of the Shrew, Cinderella, The Seagull, Hamlet, An Italian Straw Hat,Carmen, Opus 19/The Dreamer, The Four Temperaments, La Bayadère, Song of the Earth, Etudes, Jewels, Serenade, Theme and Variations, Mozartiana, The Four Seasons and Emergence. Recently, Ms. Hiraoka preformed in the Canadian premiere of Nijinsky by John Neumeier.  

Ms. Hiraoka was awarded the Peter Dwyer Award while at Canada’s National Ballet School.