Senior Artists

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Momoko Burbine / Japan

Momoko's dream to join Ajkun Ballet Theatre became reality in 2012. Her repertory includes leading roles in the ballets Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Paquita, La Bayadere, and Le Corsaire. Chiara Ajkun created for Momoko the featured roles of Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mina in Dracula (Lincoln Center premiere 2016), and Kitty in Anna Karenina (City Center premiere 2017) earning Momoko the promotion to First Soloist. Dracula represented the United States in the Unicef project "Danzar Por La Paz" as a guest in National Theaters of Brasil and Bolivia. Read Full Biography

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Klevis Tafaj / Albania

Klevis joined the Ajkun Ballet Theatre in 2015 and performed the lead role in the ballets The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Carmen, Swan Lake, and in original creations by world-renowned choreographers Angelin Preljocaj, Pëllumb Agalliu, and Chiara Ajkun. Klevis has performed as Guest Star with Ajkun Ballet Theatre for the Compagnia Nazionale di Raffaele Paganini e Luigi Martelletta, the Dance in Italy Festival (Italy), the Ballet del Parque de Conocimiento (Argentina), the Stars of Ballet (United Kingdom) and represents the United States in the Unicef project "Danzar Por La Paz"  (Teatro Colon, Argentina). Klevis originated the role of Chiara Ajkun's Dracula and Count Vronsky in Chiara Ajkun's Anna KareninaRead Full Biography

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Kylie Brown / Michigan, USA

Ms. Brown began training in her hometown Commerce Township, at Suzanne’s Main Street Dance Centre.  Kylie spent her senior year of high school at North Carolina School of the Arts and earned a BFA from University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Kylie joined the Ajkun Ballet Theatre as a Junior Artist in 2016 and was promoted to Senior Artist the following season. Under the direction of Chiara Ajkun, she has performed lead roles in The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Coppelia and in the original cast of Chiara Ajkun’s Dracula (Lincoln Center premiere 2016). For Ajkun Ballet Theatre, Kylie coordinates the New York Winter Festival, an international platform for all talents held each January in the heart of New York City.

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Bianca Delli Priscoli / Italy

Ms. Delli Priscoli graduated in her native Italy from Salerno’s Artestudio where she began her dance training. Bianca furthered her study at the National Academy of Rome and the Ailey School and completed Level 5 as Certified Teacher from ABT ® National Curriculum Training. Bianca performed for a variety of Companies classical and contemporary repertory including Giselle, Apollon Musagète, Don Quixote, Nutcracker, Les Sylphides before joining the Ajkun Ballet Theatre in 2020.

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Areum Jeong / South Korea

Ms. Jeong began training at the Ballet School of the Teatro dell' Opera di Roma before graduating from the Accademia Nazionale di Danza (National Academy of Dance in Rome, Italy). Lilia joined the Compagnia Nazionale di Raffaele Paganini where she was promoted First Soloist under Artistic leadership of Luigi Martelletta. Her repertory includes lead roles in Coppelia, Don Quixote, Paquita, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, and Swan Lake. Lilia met Chiara Ajkun in 2018 at the National Ballet Company of Rome, where Chiara is a Guest Artist and has since performed across the Atlantic sharing her time between the Companies.

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Allan McCormick / Canada

Mr. McCormick was an original cast member of Celine Dion's "A New Day" in Las Vegas and performs with Franco Dragone (creative director of Cirque Du Soleil) in productions such as Le Reve, Abu Dhabi in "Story Of A Fort: Legacy of a Nation". Allan has formerly performed with Gloria Gaynor, Jennifer Holliday, RuPaul, and has performed on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno and in "Dancing With The Stars" prior to joining the Ajkun Ballet Theatre in 2017 where he enjoys portraying characters such as Gamache in Don Quixote, Herr Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker and The Wolf in The Sleeping Beauty.

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Telmen Munkherdene / Mongolia

Mr. Munkherdene began his training at the Mongolian State Conservatory, before being awarded full scholarships by the Kirov Academy Ballet Academy and the Joffrey Ballet School. Telmen is the recipient of the Gold Medal at the World Ballet Grand Prix in New York and of the medal for Leading Cultural Artist in Mongolia awarded by the Ministry of Culture. Telmen’s repertory includes Don Quixote, Le Corsaire, Flames of Paris, Walpurgis Night, Diana and Acteon, Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Giselle. Telmen is excited to join the Ajkun Ballet Theatre in 2021 and looks forward to being cast in Chiara Ajkun’s outstanding ballets.

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Joshua Webb / United Kingdom

Mr. Webb began his training in his hometown of Surrey, England, before joining the Royal Ballet School in 2010. Joshua graduated from the Moorland International Ballet Academy prior joining the San Diego Ballet in 2019 where he was a lead dancer. Joshua is excited to be a part of the Ajkun Ballet Theatre and looks forward to many successful performances.

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Welton Lucena Costa / Brazil

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Rodrigo Blanco Perez / Argentina

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Mauro Procacci/ Italy

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Natasha Sheptalova / Russia

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