Baltimore, Maryland (USA)
Joined Orlando Ballet in 2006
Ani received her early training at the Susan Ina Dance Studio and Sudbrook Arts Center in Baltimore, MD, while performing both contemporary and classical roles in the Baltimore Youth Ballet. She received a scholarship to study with Alla Sizova at the Kirov Academy while training with ABT, Boston Ballet, and Richmond Ballet. Prior to Orlando, she performed with companies in New York while pursuing a BFA at the Purchase Conservatory. Some of her favorite roles include Dark Angel in Balanchine’s Serenade, the Stepmother in Val Caniparoli’s A Cinderella Story, Lady Capulet in Romeo & Juliet, Prayer in Coppelia, Twyla Tharp’s Sinatra Songs Strangers in the Night, Pas and Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Some of her other featured roles were in Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Giselle, Swan Lake, and The Nutcracker. Ani is proud to be celebrating her 11th season with Orlando Ballet.
Photography by Michael Cairns 2017