Juri Hiraoka was born in Chiba,
Japan and trained at the Hiraki Ballet
School and Canada’s
National Ballet School.
She joined the company as a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2003.
Recently, Ms. Hiraoka danced the role of
Lady Montague in the world premiere of Romeo
and Juliet by Alexei Ratmansky. She also performed in the North American
premieres of Alice’s Adventures in
Wonderland by Christopher Wheeldon and Hamlet
by Kevin O’Day
Ms. Hiraoka’s repertoire includes the role
of Myrtha in Giselle and the Principal
Fairy in The Nutcracker, as well as roles
in The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake,
Onegin, Don Quixote, The
Taming of the Shrew, Cinderella, The Seagull, 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 Season and Emergence.
While at Canada’s National Ballet School,
she was the recipient of the Peter Dwyer Award.