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 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 lead D'Jampe in La Bayadère, the Fairy Winter in Frederick Ashton's Cinderella, Zulma in Giselle, one of the Nutcracker's sisters in Alexei Ratmansky's The Nutcracker, the Polish Princess and a big swan in Swan Lake and roles in Bach Partita and Private Light, as well as roles in all the Company's full-length ballets.
Ms. Giangeruso’s performances with American Ballet Theatre are sponsored by The Margaret King Moore Dancer Award.