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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.


Performances

Future Acts

Previous acts

  • Agon in An evening with Balanchine
  • Anna in Anna Karenina
  • Anna Karenina in Anna Karenina
  • Askepott in Cinderella
  • Blomsterfe in The Nutcracker
  • Giselle in Giselle
  • Jo Strømgren in A GALA PERFORMANCE FROM THE NORWEGIAN NATIONAL BALLET
  • Kitri in Don Quixote
  • Mahlermembran in Sleepless beauty
  • Manon - Soverom Pas de deux in A GALA PERFORMANCE FROM THE NORWEGIAN NATIONAL BALLET
  • Manon in Manon
  • Odette / Odile in Swan Lake
  • Petite Mort in AN EVENING WITH JIŘÍ KYLIÁN: BLACK & WHITE
  • Petite Mort in Kylian: Black & White
  • Resonance in Baroque Movement
  • Sechs Tänze in Kylian: Black & White
  • Serenade in An evening with Balanchine
  • Serenade Vals par in An evening with Balanchine
  • Skew Whiff in Dream Play
  • Sleight of Hand in AN EVENING WITH LEÓN & LIGHTFOOT
  • Spansk in The Nutcracker
  • Spansk in The Nutcracker
  • Svanesjøen Pas de deux in Tett på Nasjonalballetten
  • Sweet Dreams in AN EVENING WITH JIŘÍ KYLIÁN: BLACK & WHITE
  • Sweet Dreams in Kylian: Black & White
  • Tatjana in Onegin
  • Tiger Lily in An Evening with Kylián, Forsythe and Øyen
  • Timelapse in An Evening with Kylián, Forsythe and Øyen
  • Timelapse in Back to the Future
  • Vals par in The Nutcracker
  • Without Words in Dream Play