Marcus Romeo

Soloist | Carlisle, PA | Joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2017

Marcus Romeo trained at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, beginning at age six, under the direction of Marcia Dale Weary. Romeo completed his last three years of pre-professional training at The School of American Ballet from 2009-2012, where he was awarded the Columbus Citizen Foundation Scholarship, the Linda and Arthur Collins Scholarship, and the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation Scholarship. Romeo attended summer intensives at Pacific Northwest Ballet School, School of American Ballet, and Boston Ballet School, all three on full merit scholarships. Following his graduation from The School of American Ballet in New York City in 2012, Romeo joined Boston Ballet II, under Mikko Nissinen, and was promoted to the corps de ballet in 2014. Romeo has performed in numerous productions including Mikko Nissinen’s Swan Lake (Corps de Ballet), The Nutcracker (Russian, Spanish, Mother Ginger, Bear), and Diamonds (Corps de Ballet). This is Romeo’s first season with Cincinnati Ballet.

Sponsors: Trish & Rick Bryan

Touchet will never forget her 19th birthday. That was the day Victoria Morgan came to Pacific Northwest Ballet, to audition Touchet’s professional division. “Directors from everywhere auditioned us, but nobody ever picked me,” she says. “I remember thinking she wouldn’t like me anyway, so I told myself to just have fun, and after it was over, she said, ‘I’d like to talk to Janessa’.” Crossed wires with communicating Touchet’s acceptance of Morgan’s apprenticeship offer led to a planned spot with Memphis Ballet, but Morgan called one last time and Touchet was able to come to Cincinnati Ballet instead. “It was meant to be here. I started as an Apprentice and moved all the way through the ranks. I had always had my heart and mind set on Cincinnati Ballet.”

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Photography: Peter Mueller

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