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.