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Siani Rodriguez
Trainee

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Siani started dancing at the age of 8 through an outreach program directed by Thomas Armour Youth ballet. At the age of 12, she then went under the instruction of Alison Hesh who danced with the Joffrey Ballet. Then, at the age of 15 trained with Karen Hirst who was a dancer with The Washington Ballet and Boston ballet. At the age of 17 she moved to Tampa to be a trainee with Next Generation Ballet under the direction of Philip Neal of New York City Ballet, as well as Ivonne Lemus from the Cuban National Ballet.

 

This year, at the age of 19, Siani was accepted as a trainee with United Ballet Theatre and is enjoying her first season with the company.

She has gone to several esteemed summer intensives such as American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Orlando Ballet, and The Washington Ballet, as well as the spring intensive with United Ballet Theatre. Her repertoire includes, but is not limited to, roles such as Clara, Flower corp, Snow corp, and Spanish Lead in The Nutcracker, Swan corp and Czardas soloist in Swan Lake, as well as Aurora’s friends, Naiads, and Precious Jewels in Sleeping Beauty.