Uma Deming is a member of New York City Ballet’s corps de ballet. She was born in Rochester, New York, and began her ballet training at the Timothy M. Draper Center for Dance Education at the age of three, where she studied with Jamey Leverett, Beth Bartholomew, Fidel Ernesto Orrillo Puga, and her mother, Julianne Deming.
She attended summer courses at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of NYCB, in 2013 and 2014, before entering SAB full-time for the 2014 winter term. She received additional summer training at Miami City Ballet School, Boston Ballet School, the School of Carolina Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School.
While at SAB, she trained with the Royal Danish Ballet company and school as a recipient of the Danish American National Cultural Exchange scholarship program. Additionally, as a student, Ms. Deming performed with the Draper Center-affiliated Rochester City Ballet in The Nutcracker and Cinderella.
Ms. Deming was named an apprentice with NYCB in November 2018 and as an apprentice, originated a corps de ballet role in Lauren Lovette’s The Shaded Line. Ms. Deming joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in November 2019.