Yu-Ting Huang

CBII | Taipei, Taiwan | Joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2017

Yu-Ting Huang began her career with the Taipei Royal Ballet in Taipei, Taiwan as a principal dancer in 2008. While there Huang received her High School diploma from the Taipei National University of the Arts – Affiliate High School. With Taipei Royal Ballet, Huang danced in performances such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sylvia, and Don Quixote. Following her graduation, Huang began her undergraduate studies at University of Cincinnati – College Conservatory of Music working towards a BFA in Ballet Performance. With CCM, Huang has danced in La Nymphe Brisée, Swan Lake (Princess Odette), and IconoGlass. Huang has also competed in many competitions and brought home awards such as First Prize in the Taiwan National Ballet Competition, Junior Division (2014) and Senior Division (2016). This is Huang’s first season with Cincinnati Ballet.

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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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