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. During his time with Boston Ballet, Romeo appeared in George Balanchine’s Donizetti Variations, Kammermusik No. 2, Theme and Variations, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Diamonds, and Episodes, Jerome Robbins’ The Concert, John Neumeier’s Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler, Ivan Liska’s Le Corsaire, and the featured role of “Locomotive” in William Forsythe’s Artifact 2017. Romeo joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2017 and was promoted to Soloist the same year. Since joining Cincinnati Ballet, Romeo has enjoyed dancing principal roles, such as “Prince Désiré” in Devon Carney’s The Sleeping Beauty, “Waltz Boy” in George Balanchine’s Serenade, “Sugar Plum’s Cavalier” in Victoria Morgan’s The Nutcracker, Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free, and “Paris” in Victoria Morgan’s Romeo & Juliet. Romeo has also enjoyed dancing highlighted roles in works by Jiří Kylián, Justin Peck, Andrea Schermoly, Myles Thatcher, and Septime Webre. This is Romeo’s fourth season with Cincinnati Ballet.