PRINCIPAL

Yue Shi

Tangshan, Hebei, China

Joined Boston Ballet in 2023

Biography

Yue Shi began his ballet training at China’s Liaoning Ballet School. After competing at the U.S.A. International Ballet Competition in 2014, Shi was invited to join Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Aspirant Program. He joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet as an apprentice in 2015 and was promoted to principal dancer in 2021.

His repertoire includes Val Caniparoli’s A Cinderella Story, Greg Horsman’s La Bayadère, James Kudelka’s Vespers, Jorden Morris’ Peter Pan and Moulin Rouge, Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty, Twyla Tharp’s The Princess & The Goblin, Rudi van Dantzig’s Romeo & Juliet, Toer van Schayk’s Seventh Symphony, Mauricio Wainrot’s Carmina Burana, Septime Webre’s The Wizard of Oz, Peter Wright’s Giselle, Galina Yordanova and Nina Menon’s The Nutcracker, Yordanova’s Swan Lake, and Lila York’s The Handmaid’s Tale. In 2017, Shi was a guest artist with the Sophia National Opera Ballet, as the Prince in The Sleeping Beauty. 

Shi has won several awards, including gold medals at the Shanghai International Ballet Competition senior group (2018), Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition senior group (2017), Varna International Ballet Competition junior group (2014), and Seoul International Ballet Dance Competition Junior group (2013).

Shi joined Boston Ballet in 2023 as a principal dancer.