Ronnie Underwood - Ballet West, First Soloist

Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Joined Ballet West: 2011

Prior to joining Ballet West, Ronnie was a principal dancer with Oregon Ballet Theatre.

Training: Tulsa School of Ballet, Ballet Hispanico in New York City, and American Ballet Theatre. He performed as an apprentice with Tulsa Ballet Theatre before joining Fort Worth/Dallas Ballet (now Texas Ballet Theater) at the age of 19.

Notable Roles: Ronnie has performed principal roles in Giselle, Coppelia, Swan Lake and created a principal role in Christopher Stowell's Eyes On You. He also performed as a guest artist with the critically acclaimed South African Ballet Theatre. Ronnie has danced the coveted lead role in George Balanchine's Apollo and has danced the works of contemporary choreographers Trey McIntyre, Nicolo Fonte and James Kudelka among others.