Tag: maki onuki

The Washington Ballet's Maki Onuki Describes Her Path from Injury to Recovery

Maki Onuki has been with The Washington Ballet for a remarkable 14 seasons. She’s danced lead roles in almost every ballet in the company’s repertoire, from Serenade to Giselle, Swan Lake to Don Quixote, Le Corsaire to La Sylphide. This fall, Onuki was in rehearsal for TWB’s fall program, NEXTsteps, set to originate a role […]

This Is How a Ballerina Throws the First Pitch at a Baseball Game

Ah, the time-honored tradition of having non-baseball people throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a major league game. It’s usually a cute non-event, a fun photo opportunity for a politician or a local celeb. Which means that while it’s happening, most of the folks in the stands are rolling their eyes, eating their hot […]

It's USA IBC Time!

Once every four years, some of the ballet world’s best and brightest gather in Jackson, MS, to face off in the super-prestigious USA International Ballet Competition. The event’s list of alums is kind of ridiculous: Boston Ballet’s Misa Kuranaga and Jeffrey Cirio, The Royal Ballet’s Sarah Lamb, American Ballet Theatre’s Daniil Simkin and Sarah Lane, […]