TERADA Asako was born in Osaka and began her ballet training under SAMEJIMA Yoko in 1998 at the Samejima Ballet Studio. She also trained at the Princess Grace Academy of Dance in Monaco during 2002 before enrolling in the New National Theatre Ballet School in 2003. Asako graduated in 2005 and became a member of Corps de Ballet at the National Ballet of Japan. She has performed as Soloist in many productions and made a debut as the leading role in 2009 in Don Quixote. She was promoted to Soloist in the 2010/2011 season and to First Soloist in 2013.

Repertoire with NBJ includes

  • Wayne EAGLING's production: The Sleeping Beauty (The Lilac Fairy, Sapphire)
  • Alexei FADEECHEV's production: Don Quixote (Kitri)
  • MAKI Asami's productions: Swan Lake (Pas de Trois), The Nutcracker (Snow Queen, Arabia), La Bayadère (Nikiya, Dance with the Pot), Raymonda (Clemence)
  • Konstantin SERGYEV's production: The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Mischievousness), Giselle (Peasent pas des deux, Deux willis Zulma)
  • Frederick ASHTON: Cinderella (Fairy Winter)
  • George BALANCHINE: Serenade, Concerto Barocco (Principal), Apollo (Calliope), Symphony in C (3rd Movement Principal)
  • David BINTLEY: Aladdin (Emeralds, Pearls), Sylvia (Jupiter), Take Five (Three to Get Ready), E=mc2 (Mass)
  • Nacho DUATO: Duende
  • Mikhail FOKINE: The Firebird (The Beautiful Tsarevna)
  • HIRAYAMA Motoko: Ag+G
  • Kenneth MACMILLAN: Manon (Lescaut's Mistress), Romeo and Juliet (Rosaline, Three Harlots)
  • OGURA Sachiko: Cinderella (Fairy Godmother), Snow White (Queen)
  • Roland PETIT: Coppelia (Swanilda's Friends), La Chauve-souris (Czardas)
  • Twyla THARP: In the Upper Room ('Crossover Girl')
  • August BOURNONVILLE: La Sylphide (Effie, Leading Sylph)