Heidi Strohl Romero, a native of Winston-Salem, NC, is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts, where she trained for nine years. She also studied at many intensive summer sessions, including Pacific Northwest Ballet, Joffery Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and the Hungarian Ballet Academy in Budapest, Hungary.
In her professional career since 1997, she has danced with Charleston Ballet Theatre (SC), Greensboro Ballet (NC), Northern Ballet Theatre (NH), Burklyn Ballet Theatre (VT), Kim Robards Dance (CO), Paradise Ballet Theatre (FL), Gleich Dances (NY), Key West Contemporary Dance (FL), and currently with Tampa Ballet Theater. In 2002, she performed as the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Other favorite roles include Lucy in Dracula, Odette in Swan Lake, Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, and the principal role in Paquita.
Heidi has been a faculty member, teaching ballet, pointe and yoga in the schools of Greensboro Ballet, Northern Ballet Theatre, and Adagio Dance Academy, West Florida Dance Center, Academy of Ballet Arts and was a founding member of Tampa Bay Ballet in 2008. She is excited to see the growth of the school as well as the company, Tampa Ballet Theatre. Heidi also serves as the company’s ballet mistress.