Mai was offered the Royal Ballet School’s full scholarship after attending Royal Ballet Upper School summer course in London, and completed her professional ballet training at the New National Theatre Ballet School in Japan from 2009 to 2013.

During her training period in Japan, her dance highlights include Clara in The Nutcracker, Sylphide in La Sylphide, Pearl in The Ocean and Pearls, and Aurora’s pas de deux in Act 3 of Sleeping Beauty, amongst others.

Upon graduating from New National Theatre Tokyo Ballet School, Mai took part in Symphony in C, Don Quixote at the National Ballet of Japan in the 2012/2013 season. She joined the National Ballet of Japan as a Junior dancer in 2013/2014 season under Artistic Director, David Bintley, and danced in The Firebird, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, David Bintley’s The Prince of the Pagodas.

In October 2014, Mai joined SDT as a full-time Artist, and performed in Romeo and Juliet (2020), Don Quixote, White Cat in Sleeping Beauty, Cygnets and Princesses in Swan Lake (2019), Coppélia and Shepherdess in The Nutcracker and Giselle, as well as Age of Innocence, Schubert Symphony, Double Contrasts, Opus 25, Rubies, Serenade, Paquita, Raymonda Divertissements, Peter & Blue’s Birthday PartyThe Four TemperamentsSymphony in Three MovementsPeter & Blue’s Forest AdventureLinea AdoraMidnight WaltzesPeter & Blue Go Around The World, SYNC and Theme and Variations.

Interview with Mai