April Giangeruso, born in Washington, D.C., began her early training in her hometown of Ellicott City, Maryland. At age 9, she received a full scholarship to the Kirov Academy of Ballet where she studied from 2001-2005 under the direction of Ludmila Morkovina. At age 11, she was awarded the Hope Award at the New York City finals of Youth America Grand Prix. She also studied with Valentina Kozlova and at age 15, was the youngest female finalist at the 2006 USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi. She has performed as a guest artist at the Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica, Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, Mississippi and the Beacon Theater in New York City.
Giangeruso has been awarded full scholarships to The Royal Ballet of London, Pacific Northwest Ballet, School of American Ballet and Boston Ballet. She has attended the ABT Summer Intensives as a National Training Scholar, and in September 2007 she joined the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at ABT. She joined ABT II (now the ABT studio Company) in December 2007 where she performed leading roles in Allegro Brillante, Interplay, Carnival in Venice and Swan Lake. Giangeruso created a leading role in Jodie Gates’ A Taste of Sweet Velvet.
Giangeruso joined the main Company as an apprentice in January 2010 and the corps de ballet in June 2010. Her repertory includes a Shade and lead D'Jampe in La Bayadère, the Fairy Winter in Frederick Ashton's Cinderella, an Odalisque in Le Corsaire, Zulma in Giselle, one of the Nutcracker's sisters in Alexei Ratmansky's The Nutcracker, a Carnival Dancer in Othello, Rosaline and a Harlot in Romeo and Juliet, the Fairy Violante (Temperament) and the Silver Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, the Polish Princess and a big swan in Swan Lake, Terpsichore in Sylvia, leading roles in Bach Partita and The Brahms-Haydn Variations and roles in AfterEffect, Company B, Private Light, Raymonda Divertissements and Sinfonietta.
Ms. Giangeruso’s performances with American Ballet Theatre are sponsored by Brian and Darlene Heidtke.