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Artistic Director: Chiara Ajkun

Junior Company Artists are supported by the generosity of donors to the Ajkun Ballet Theatre's contributing program Dancer's Ring.

If you wish to underwrite an Artist, please email:

Ajkun Ballet Theatre wishes to congratulate its former alumni and sincerely thanks its Partners in Dance for their continued support. Read ourAlumni Testimonials.

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  Junior Artists

AjkunBT’ s Junior Artists represent a distillation of the hopes and aspirations of a substantial number of Dancers coming from a variety of institutions throughout the United States and from many foreign countries. Over 2,000 candidates audition every year, resulting in about 10 being accepted as Trainees to the Company. Each of them predicted, if the past foretells the future, to become one of the best world-class dancers of tomorrow.

Junior Artists travel from all over the world to receive their training directly by the Ajkun Ballet Theatre' s Artistic Director, Dr. Chiara Ajkun
Our Alumni went on to take prominent positions in the professional world and are currently employed in Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South Americas,  in a network of over 150 different companies sharing with us the vision to open the avenues of opportunities for a young generation of dancers and proudly referred to as AjkunBT' s Partners in Dance. For more Information, please email

​​Marissa Cisneros - Mexico 

Arianna Garavaglia - Italy 

Reiko Hisatomi - Japan

Ludovico Ielo - Italy 

Areum Jeong - South Korea

Beatriz Pina - Portugal 

​Abigail Quarles - USA

Rio Sato - Japan

Bailey Smith - USA

Daniel Santo - Brazil 

Aoi Tanaka-  Japan​​

​John Trunfio - USA

Sarah-Lina Welker- Austria