Yuki Beppu originally from Japan, attended the Art Ballet Naniwatsu Ballet School before studying in the Balletschule fur das Opernhaus, Zurich, Switzerland. Ms. Beppu has won many awards in Japan including first place in the Osaka Prix Competition in 2008. She danced for K-Ballet Company in Japan before relocating to the U.S. to dance with Atlantic City Ballet and Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida where she has danced solo and principal roles in The Nutcracker, Peter and the Wolf and Jaconda and Climpt. Last season, Yuki danced both the role of Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker was featured in Suzanne Haag’s premiere The Surrounding Third and in guest choreographer, Stephanie Martinez’s ballet, Wandering On as well as the principal role of Titania, Queen of the Fairies in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Yuki created the role of Gerda in the world premiere of Toni Pimble’s, The Snow Queen. This is Yuki’s third season with Eugene Ballet.