Raised in Dayton, Ohio, Avalou trained at Pontecorvo Ballet Studios dancing with the attached pre-professional company, Gem City Ballet. In December 2019, Ava graduated summa cum laude with a Major in Ballet from the University of Cincinnati’s College- Conservatory of Music, under the direction of Qi Jiang and Deirdre Carberry. During her junior and senior year at CCM, Ava was accepted into BalletMet’s trainee program, where she worked under the direction of Edwaard Liang and Maria Torija, performing in Liang’s Don Quixote, and Balanchine’s Serenade and Walpurgisnacht. Ava is excited for her first season with Fort Wayne Ballet.

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