Maiko Nishino

Principal Dancer


Since arriving at the Norwegian National Ballet in 1999, Maiko Nishino has starred in both the classical and modern repertoire and has become one of the company's leading dancers. She was appointed Principal Dancer in 2005, the same year in which she received the Critics' Award for the role of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake. In 2009 she was awarded the inaugural Tom Wilhelmsen Opera and Ballet Prize.

In addition to the dual role in Swan Lake Nishino has danced classical lead roles such as Tatiana in Onegin, the title roles in Giselle and Cinderella, Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker and Kitri in Nureyev's Don Quixote.

She has starred in modern ballets such as Kylián's Bella Figura, Heart’s Labyrinth, Petite Mort, Sechs Tänze, Sweet Dreams, Tiger Lily and Wings of Wax, León & Lightfoot's Softly as I Leave You and Skew Whiff, and Duato's Por Vos Muero and White Darkness. Her credits also include Tetley's Voluntaries and works by Balanchine and Forsythe, while roles have been created for her by choreographers such as Wheeldon, Elo, Dawson, Lee and Bjørnsgaard.

Nishino was born in Osaka, Japan, and arrived at the Norwegian National Ballet after studying with Sachiyo Hashimoto and Hans Meister, as well as at the Royal Ballet School in London.

Artikler og Pressemeldinger

  • Maiko Nishino er stjerne på operaen

    Sunday, November 30, 2008
    Visste at hun ville bli prima ballerina allerede som femåring.
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  • Hundre prosent mamma og ballerina

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014
    Jeg vil ikke se meg tilbake og si «jeg kunne ikke gjøre det fordi jeg fikk et barn», sier ballerina Maiko Nishino.
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  • Maiko om Svanesjøen i Lørdagsrevyen

    Saturday, May 31, 2014
    "I´m a fighter. I don´t like to fail"
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  • Filmen Maikos dans / Maiko - Dancing child

    Wednesday, December 16, 2015
    Dokumentarfilmen om Maiko Nishino
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