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
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.