Bella Ureta, a native of Seattle, began her training at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School in 2004 and has attended the elite summer programs at the School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, and the National Ballet of Canada until 2016 when she joined Boston Ballet II.
She has performed in repertoire by world renowned choreographers including Jean Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette, Crystal Pite’s Emergence, William Forsythe’s Artifact 2017, Jiří Kylián’s Sechs Tänze, “Duet Mabul” in Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16, “Snow Queen” in Victoria Morgan’s The Nutcracker, “Charm Fairy” in Devon Carney’s The Sleeping Beauty, “Pas de Trois” in Kirk Peterson’s Swan Lake, and originated a leading role inEmmy-Award winner Travis Wall’s Then…Now.
Ureta has performed in ballets choreographed by George Balanchine, Kent Stowell, Victoria Morgan, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Twyla Tharp, Christopher Wheeldon, Mikko Nissinen, Jill Johnson, Marius Petipa, Devon Carney, Septime Webre, Garret Smith, Jennifer Archibald, and Nicolo Fonte. Ureta has enjoyed dancing with the Cincinnati Opera in its productions of La Traviata and Aida. She joined Cincinnati Ballet’s corps de ballet in 2017 and in 2020 was named one of Pointe Magazine’s “Star of the Corps.”