Ariana Lordge has studied classical ballet for nearly twenty years. She has trained at Theodore Constant Dance Academy under ballet master Theodore Constant, Capitol Ballet Company under Stuart Carroll, and The Conservatory of Dance and Performing Arts. Ariana also performed with Placer Theatre Ballet, progressing from core de ballet to principal dancer (2004-2015). She has attended summer programs at The New Ballet-San Jose in Silicon Valley on half-merit scholarship, the TCDA Summer Festival, American Ballet Theatre, Project Launch with Northern California Dance Conservatory, and Sacramento Ballet. She is also a recipient of a scholarship from Premiere Division in New York, where she trained in French classical ballet under ballet mistress Nadege Hottier. Ariana has worked with many teachers/choreographers including Le Mai Linh, Mads Eriksen, Saul Marziali, Sidra Bell, Lee Wei Chao, Marek Rozycki, Tina Bohnstedt, Cosmin Marceletiu, Shea Wing, and Pat Colgate. Her repertoire includes Dance of the Cygnets quartet and White Swan (Odette excerpts) in The New Ballet-San Jose’s Swan Lake, Dewdrop, Spanish and Arabian Soloists, and the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Swanhilda in Coppelia, Snow White in Placer Theatre Ballet’s version of Snow White, the Golden Vine Fairy, Princess Florine, and Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty. She has performed excerpts from Bolero and Etudes, as well as variations from La Bayadere and Don Quixote. In The New Ballet-San Jose’s 2016/17 season, Ariana performed in Dalia Rawson’s The San Jose Nutcracker, debuting the Apricot Blossoms quartet. She also performed in the company’s full length Swan Lake, in which she originated the soloist role of the Russian Princess (choreographed by Dalia Rawson). In her time with The New Ballet-San Jose, Ariana participated in teaming up with Netflix in movie production, as well as touring with the company to New York City. At the 92ndY, she was a part of Moving Forward: Women Choreographers East and West, performing ‘Emily Dances’, (choreographed by Kathryn Rozak). She also had the opportunity to perform the toured pieces at the Djerassi Artists Residence in Woodside, CA. Ariana now performs as a guest artist in the Sacramento area and abroad, while also coaching students and exploring new choreography for future works.