SOLOIST

Addie Tapp

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Joined Boston Ballet in 2014

Biography

Addie Tapp began dancing at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts in Colorado, and continued training at the Glenwood Dance Academy. When she was 14, Tapp attended the School of American Ballet’s Summer Course and was accepted into its year-round program. Tapp trained at the School of American Ballet from 2010–2014 where she also performed with the New York Choreographic Institute and two SAB Student Choreography workshops. In the School of American Ballet’s annual workshop performances, Tapp danced in George Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15, Wapurgisnacht Ballet, and a lead role in Serenade.

Her Boston Ballet repertoire includes Karole Armitage’s Bitches Brew, Sir Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella (Fairy Godmother, Winter Fairy), George Balanchine’s Agon (Pas de Deux), Chaconne (Pas de Trois, Demi Couple), Coppélia (Prayer), Episodes (Bach Pas de Deux), Kammermusik No. 2, Piano Concerto No. 2, Prodigal Son (Siren), Serenade (Dark Angel), Stravinsky Violin Concerto (Aria 2), and Theme and Variations, August Bournonville’s Napoli Pas de Six and La Sylphide (Solo Sylph), Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias, Jean Coralli and Jule’s Perrot’s (adapted by Larissa Ponomarenko) Giselle (Zulma, Bathilde), John Cranko’s Onegin, Jorma Elo’s Bach Cello Suites, Creatures of Egmont, Fifth Symphony of Jean Sibelius (Quartet Couple), and Ruth’s Dance (Pas de Deux), William Forsythe’s Artifact 2017, Pas/Parts 2018, and Blake Works I, Stephen Galloway’s DEVIL’S/eye, Ivan Liška’s Le Corsaire (Odalisque), José Martinez’s Resonance, Léonide Massine’s Gaîté Parisienne, Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler by John Neumeier (Post Horn), Mikko Nissinen’s Swan Lake (Odette, Tall Swans, Spanish, Czardas Principal Couple, Mazurka), The Nutcracker (Sugarplum Fairy, Dew Drop, Arabian Coffee, French Marzipan), Justin Peck’s In Creases, Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty (Lilac Fairy, Crystal Fountain Fairy, Pas de Trois), Helen Pickett’s Eventide, Jerome Robbins’ Glass Pieces (2nd Movement Pas de Deux, 1st Movement Couple), Melissa Toogood’s Butterflies Don’t Write Books, and Leonid Yakobson’s Pas de Quatre.

Tapp was a 2015 Princess Grace Award nominee and was featured in Pointe‘s “2016 Stars of the Corps” during her second season with Boston Ballet. During her time at SAB, Tapp was awarded the Mae L. Wien Award for outstanding promise.

Tapp joined Boston Ballet’s corps de ballet in 2014, was promoted to second soloist in 2016, and to soloist in 2019.