Maine Chernjavsky

Maine Chernjavsky was born in Hokkaido, Japan, and raised in California. She began her professional training at The Marat Daukayev School of Ballet and further studied at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Graduate Program. Maine joined Tulsa Ballet as an Apprentice in 2014 where she was promoted to the rank of Soloist in 2019. She completed nine seasons with the company under the direction of Marcello Angelini.

Her repertoire in Tulsa Ballet includes featured roles such as Marie in The Nutcracker choreographed by Ma Cong and Val Caniparoli, Amore in Anna Marie Holmes’ Don Quixote, Peasant Pas in Angelini’s Giselle, Micaela in Kenneth Tindall’s Carmen, George Balanchine’s Who Cares? and Serenade, Derek Deane’s Strictly Gershwin, David Dawson’s A Million Kisses to My Skin, Wayne McGregor’s Infra, Val Caniparoli’s Prawn-watching, and leading roles in Alexander Ekman’s Cacti, Itzik Galili’s O BALCÃO DE AMORT, Nacho Duato’s Rassemblement, and Kurt Jooss’ The Green Table. 

Maine has been in new creations choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Andy Blankenbuehler, Helen Pickett, Craig Davidson, Jennifer Archibald, and Ma Cong among others. Dance Magazine featured her as one of their “25 to Watch” in 2018. Maine has also performed as a guest artist with Barak Ballet and Moving Arts. This will be her first season with Cincinnati Ballet.