Romina ContrerasFirst soloist of The Czech National Ballet
Romina was trained at the Ballet School of the Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile. After graduation she complemented her studies in Lyon, France, at Conservatoire national supérieur musique et danse.
In 2013 she joined the Ballet de Santiago under the direction of Marcia Haydée, as a part of the corps of ballet. In 2014 during her participation in the final of the USA International Competition, she was awarded the Jury Award of Encouragement. In May 2015 she was promoted to soloist, followed in 2017 by her promotion to Principal Dancer at the Ballet de Santiago.
Romina excelled in lead roles – Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Tatyana in Onegin (John Cranko); Manon in Manon (Kenneth MacMillan); Mort in Jeune Homme et la Mort (Roland Petit); Odette and Odile in Swan Lake, Aurora and Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty; Fairy Goodmother in Cinderella, Carmen in Carmen (Márcia Haydée); Rosalinda in Rosalinda, Merry Widow in Merry Widow (Ronald Hynd); The Rose in Requiem for a Rose (Annabelle Lopez Ochoa); Raymonda in Raymonda, Sugar Plum Fairy in Nutcracker, Giselle in Giselle (Luis Ortigoza); Snow Fairy and Sugar Plum Fairy in Nutcracker, Kitri and Dulcinea in Don Quixote (Jaime Pinto).
And soloist roles as: Empress Sissi and Princess Louise in Mayerling by Kenneth MacMillan, Bianca in The Taming Of The Schrew by John Cranko,Clara in La Casa de los Espíritus (Eduardo Yedro).
Romina collaborated with BANCH (National Ballet of Chile), under the direction of Mathieu Guilhaumon, performing contemporary choreography. During 2018 she was selected for a special collaboration with the National Ballet of South Korea, spending two months in Seoul under the direction of choreographer Hyohyung Kang (who created a piece for four dancers called Shape of Panthers).