By Emily Macel
Maki Onuki may be petite, but she has exceptional power and fluidity. It’s a combination that makes her particularly valuable in The Washington Ballet, acompany with 22 dancers and an ambitious repertory. Onuki can effortlessly bend and lunge in Edwaard Liang’s contemporary Wunderland, and also capture the precision and delicacy of the title role in Bournonville’s traditional La Sylphide. Her assurance and energy across the ballet spectrum have caught the attention of critics as well as visiting choreographers, and she seems poised for more opportunities ahead.