Nutnaree Pipit-Suksun

Born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, Ommi Pipit-Suksun started ballet training in her homeland. At age 15, she was offered a scholarship to study at the prestigious Royal Ballet School in London, England. While only a student, Ommi was chosen to participate in International Galas in Milan and Moscow as a representative of the Royal Ballet School and UK. She then proceeded to become the youngest person to win a gold medal at the Adeline Genée International Competition in 2001 which is known as "A Vintage Year". 

Upon graduating the Royal Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet recruited Ommi as one of its youngest Soloists directly from the Royal Ballet School. She has performed many principal roles including; Snow Queen, Sugar Plum Fairy in "The Nutcracker" -  Lilac Fairy, Bluebird Pas de Deux in "Sleeping Beauty" -  Balanchine's "Divertimento No.15", "The Four Temperaments" and "Serenade" and many others.

Ommi Pipit-Suksun joined Ballet San Jose in 2012 and was promoted to Principal dancer in 2013. Her repertoire includes many lead roles such as; Sugar Plum/Marie in Karen Gabay's "The Nutcracker" - Mercedes and Queen of the Dryads in "Don Quixote" - Carmen in Roland Petit's "Carmen"  - Sir Frederick Ashton's Pas de Deux "Méditation from Thaïs" - Jorma Elo's "Glow-Stop"  and many others.

Currently, Ommi Pipit-Suksun is the first Thai principal dancer and the only Thai professional ballet dancer performing in the United States. In addition to her professional career, Ommi is also a ballet instructor at Pacific Ballet Academy.  She is also a guest artist and teacher at Bangkok City Ballet in Thailand.