Maki Onuki


Maki Onuki of Kanagawa, Japan enters her 14th season with The Washington Ballet after one season with The Studio Company. Before joining TWB, she previously danced and studied with Goh Ballet in Canada under Choo Chiat Goh and Lin Yee Goh.

She trained at John Crank Ballet School in Stuttsgart, Germany on a full scholarship under the direction of Tadeusz Matacz, and at Mika Sasaki Ballet Academy under Mika Sasaki and Mikio Ikehata. Additionally, Onuki attended Boston Ballet’s summer program on scholarship.

She has performed leading roles in numerous classical ballets including Serenade, Giselle, The Dream, Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Le Corsaire, Diana and Acteon, La Sylphide, Romeo and Juliet, the Esmeralda pas des deux, The Sleeping Beauty, Flames of Paris and A MidSummer Night’s Dream. She also has performed in contemporary works by Christopher Wheeldon, Alexei Ratmansky, Edwaard Liang, William Forsythe, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Karole Armitage, Mark Morris, Twyla Tharp, Jiri Kylian, Septime Webre, Christopher Bruce and Trey McIntyre. Onuki toured in Hawaii, Turkey, Georgia and the Dominican Republic with The Washington Ballet and was invited to participate in gala performances in Milan, Johannesburg, Japan, Columbia/South Carolina, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, and West Virginia.

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