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Bella Ureta

Corps de Ballet | Seattle, WA | Joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2017

Bella Ureta spent her training at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School in Seattle, Washington. She attended multiple summer courses at the School of American Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and the National Ballet of Canada. Ureta performed in many roles with Pacific Northwest Ballet in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Coppélia, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Kent Stowell’s The Nutcracker and Swan Lake, Jean Christophe Maillot’s Romeo et Juliet, and Crystal Pite’s Emergence. For the school’s graduation performance, Ureta performed “Butterfly” in Christopher Wheeldon’s Scenes de Ballet and the role of “Gulnara” in Ivan Liska’s Le Corsaire. She also originated leading roles in New Works by Eva Stone, Kyle Davis and Miles Pyrtl. In 2016 Ureta joined Boston Ballet II, where she had the privilege to perform in George Balanchine’s Haieff Divertimento, Dew Drop in Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker, Ivan Liska’s Le Corsaire, Marius Petipa’s Sleeping Beauty, and a New Work by Jill Johnson. During her time in Boston Ballet II, Bella also had the great privilege of working closely with world famous choreographer, William Forsythe, and performed his Artifact 2017 with Boston Ballet.
Ureta joined Cincinnati Ballet as a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2017. In her first year as a company member, Ureta was honored to originate a role in Emmy award-winning choreographer Travis Wall’s Then…Now and performed in Victoria Morgan’s Romeo and Juliet, George Balanchine’s Serenade and Rubies, Nicolo Fonte’s Carmina Burana, Garret Smith’s Facades, Jennifer Archibald’s MYOHO and Victoria Morgan’s The Nutcracker. Other performances Ureta has enjoyed dancing since joining Cincinnati Ballet include fellow company member David Morse’s Gathering and WelcomeWork, Septime Webre’s Peter Pan, “Charm” Fairy and “Little Red Riding Hood” in Devon Carney’s The Sleeping Beauty, Septime Webre’s The Wizard of Oz, “Pas de Trois” in Kirk Peterson’s Swan Lake and Sechs Tänze by Jiří Kylián. Ureta has also enjoyed dancing with the Cincinnati Opera and its production of La Traviata

Professional History

  • Pacific Northwest Ballet School (2001-2014)
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet Professional Division (2014-2016)
  • Boston Ballet II (2016-2017)
  • Cincinnati Ballet Corps de Ballet (2017- Present)

Favorite Roles

  • Jiří Kylián’s Sechs Tänze
  • Pas de Trois in Kirk Peterson’s Swan Lake
  • Charm Fairy in Devon Carney’s The Sleeping Beauty
  • Travis Wall’s Then… Now

Competitions & Awards

  • Pointe Magazine’s 2020 Star of the Corps

Photography: Peter Mueller

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