Juri Hiraoka

Juri Hiraoka 14/15 Photo Credits

Juri Hiraoka. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.

Biography

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

Ms. Hiraoka’s repertoire includes Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis in Giselle, Principal Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, Lady Montague in Romeo and Juliet and Twig in Cinderella as well as roles in Swan Lake, Onegin, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Taming of the Shrew, Nijinsky, 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. 

In 2002, Ms. Hiraoka received the Peter Dwyer Award while a student at Canada’s National Ballet School.