Ximena Azurmendi (USA)
2nd Year with Orlando Ballet II
Ximena Azurmendi was born and raised in El Paso Texas where she began her ballet training at the age of 13 with the El paso Ballet Theater. While training there she had the opportunity to perform with the company in The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Cinderella, and Giselle. She attended her first summer at The Rock School of Dance Education in 2013 and then decided she wanted to pursue a career in dance. During the summer of 2014 Ximena attended The Art of Classical Ballet summer intensive under the direction of Magaly Suarez. In 2015 Ximena relocated to Florida to begin her intensive pre-professional training with Magaly Suarez, as well as being accepted into Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts where she graduated in 2016. Ximena continued to study under Magaly Suarez and was later offered a full scholarship to the Orlando Ballet School 2018 summer intensive. This will be Ximena’s second year with the Orlando Ballet Second Company and she is looking forward to another wonderful season with Orlando Ballet.
Photography by Michael Cairns 2018