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Roman Mejia was born in Fort Worth, Texas and began studying ballet at age 3 with his mother and father. At age 13, he entered the Mejia Ballet Academy.

Mr. Mejia attended summer courses at the School of American Ballet, NYCB’s official school, in 2014 and 2015 before entering SAB full-time for the 2015 winter term.

In August 2017, Mr. Mejia became an apprentice with NYCB, and he joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in November 2017. Mr. Mejia was promoted to the rank of soloist in October 2021 and principal dancer in February 2023.


  • Love Letter (on shuffle)


  • Allegro Brillante
  • Bourrée Fantasque 
  • Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet
  • "Emeralds" from Jewels
  • Liebeslider Walzer
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Oberon, Puck)
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Candy Cane, Cavalier, Tea)
  • "Rubies" from Jewels
  • Stars and Stripes 
  • Symphony in C 
  • Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux
  • Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3 (Scherzo)
  • Valse-Fantaisie
  • Western Symphony


  • Herman Schmerman Pas de Deux


  • Fearful Symmetries
  • Hallelujah Junction
  • Romeo + Juliet (Mercutio)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Court Jester, Bluebird, Gold)
  • Swan Lake (Jester)


  • Copland Dance Episodes
  • Principia
  • Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes
  • The Times Are Racing


  • Namouna, A Grand Divertissement
  • Pictures at an Exhibition


  • Brandenburg
  • Dances at a Gathering
  • Fancy Free
  • The Four Seasons (Fall)
  • Interplay
  • Other Dances
  • Piano Pieces


  • DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse
  • Polyphonia

Silas Farley

  • Architects of Time

Edwaard Liang

  • Lineage

Justin Peck

  • Copland Dance Episodes
  • Dig the Say
  • Partita

Tiler Peck

  • Concerto for Two Pianos

Alexei Ratmansky

  • Voices

Christopher Wheeldon

  • From You Within Me

Kyle Abraham

  • The Runaway

Warren Carlyle

  • SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT Jerome Robbins, Broadway to Ballet

Gianna Reisen

  • Composer’s Holiday

Peter Walker

  • dance odyssey


Mr. Mejia has appeared in Twyla Tharp’s TWYLA NOW and Tiler Peck’s Artists at the Center at New York City Center and has been named a 2022 Vail Dance Festival Artist in Residence. 


In 2019, Dance Magazine featured Mr. Mejia as one of their “25 To Watch,” and he was also the recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA Dance Fellowship. In 2020, Mr. Mejia was a finalist for the Clive Barnes Award.
Portrait © Erin Baiano