Makino Hayashi
Photo by Brian Simcoe

Makino Hayashi | Company Artist

Joined OBT in 2010

Makino Hayashi is from Kumamoto, Japan, where she trained at Kumamoto Ballet School, and where she later received a Hitozukuri Grant. She joined Colorado Ballet as an apprentice (2001) and was promoted to corps de ballet (2004) before joining OBT (2010). Among her favorite roles are Nacho Duato’s Rassemblement and Jardí Tancat, and Matjash Mrozewski’s The Lost Dance. In addition, she was featured in August Bournonville’s Napoli; Darrell Grand Moultrie’s Instinctual Confidence; William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated; and as Helena in Christopher Stowell’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Hayashi has also been choreographing since 2013, and has created works both here in the US and Japan, including two works created on OBT dancers, Brothers and a Sister, and What do you see . . . Her work, Black Earth, was accepted and performed at Szólóduó choreographer competition in Budapest Hungary in 2019 and also performed at IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild.