Princess Grace Award
Dance Fellowship, 2019
New York City Ballet

John and Jenny Paulson Dance Honor



Roman Mejia is a member of New York City Ballet’s corps de ballet. He 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. He 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, he became an apprentice with NYCB and he joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in November 2017. His repertory with NYCB includes featured roles in numerous ballets by George Balanchine, Peter Martins, Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky, and Jerome Robbins, and he has originated featured roles in ballets by Kyle Abraham and Gianna Reisen.