MAIKO HARADA, a native of Japan, holds a BFA in Dance Education from Ochanomizu National University of Japan and studied Contemporary and Stage Composition. Falling in love with the diversity of dance in NYC, she relocated shortly after her graduation. Starting as a Latin Ballroom dancer, she was reintroduced and trained in Ballet, Modern techniques and Theatre Jazz in Steps On Broadway as a part of their international student program. She has recently been with General Mischief Dance Theatre, and worked with choreographers such as Karen Gayle, Richard Pierlon, Marie Meade, Lonne Moretton and Marijke Eliasburg. Maiko also found passion in aerial arts and rock climbing during the pandemic. This is Maiko’s first season with Carolyn Dorfman Dance and she is thrilled to be dancing with CDD for their 40th anniversary season!