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April Giangeruso

Ellicott City, Maryland

Joined ABT 2010


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. .

Ms. Giangeruso’s performances with American Ballet Theatre are sponsored by Brian and Darlene Heidtke.

Photo: Tony Powell




Participated in ABT Summer Intensive 2003 - 2004, 2008


Trained at the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School September 2007 - December 2007


Joined ABT Studio Company December 2007


Joined ABT as Apprentice January 2010


Joined Corps de Ballet June 2010