Ethan Rome is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer in Seattle, Washington. He graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in Dance, Psychology, and Entrepreneurial Management. From there he trained at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and then relocated to Seattle.
He performed with the Khambatta Dance Company for three years as well as the Seattle Opera, Kayle+Company and various other projects. Ethan has performed and taught around the world and in the United States, including: Seattle, throughout the Midwest, Puerto Rico, Lithuania, India, Mexico, and Brazil.
Ethan has choreographed original works for the Seattle International Dance Festival, the University of Iowa, Gonzaga University, Ballet Chelsea, the Khambatta Dance Company, Price Arts N.E.W., Intrepidus Dance, and multiple pieces for his own company Forthun+Rome Dance Theater. He has also received the Bridge Project residency and the James Ray Residency.
His choreography often explores psychological or philosophical concepts. Ethan uses his background in hip-hop and martial arts to influence his contemporary movement.