Beppu Romi


Classical Ballet / Principal / Artist

Romi Beppu joined Ballet West as a Principal Dancer in 2008, after a 10-year career with Boston Ballet. She began her training at the age of seven under the direction of John Landovsky at the Hawaii State Ballet. She went on to dance with American Ballet Theatre, and joined Boston Ballet\'s corps de ballet in 1998. She was promoted to soloist in 2003 and to principal dancer in 2005.

Beppu\'s repertory with Boston Ballet included Marius Petipa\'s The Sleeping Beauty (Princess Aurora), Mikko Nissinen\'s Swan Lake (Odette/Odile) and The Nutcracker (Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen), Stanton Welch\'s Madame Butterfly (Cio Cio San), James Kudelka\'s Cinderella (title role), John Cranko\'s Onegin (Olga), Val Caniparoli\'s Lady of the Camellias (Nichette) and Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, Mark Morris\' Maelstrom and Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, William Forsythe\'s In the middle, somewhat elevated, David Dawson\'s The Grey Area, Jiri Kylian\'s Falling Angels, Asaf Messerer\'s Moszkowski Waltz, Marius Petipa\'s Raymonda, Act III, and Helen Pickett\'s Etesian.

Her extensive Balanchine repertory includes principal roles in Rubies, Duo Concertant, Divertimento No. 15 Monumentum/Movements and Serenade, and she has also appeared in Who Cares?, Theme and Variations, The Four Temperaments, and Symphony in C.

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