Corps de Ballet, Ballet San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
Aaryanna Yang was born in San Antonio, Texas where she began her ballet training under the direction of Mayra Worthen at Ballet San Antonio Academy. She was a member of San Antonio Youth Ballet for four years, competing at Youth American Grand Prix, Elite Dance Tournament, and other competitions which she has placed within Top 10. She later joined the San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet as a senior company member for the 2015-16 season, and attended Regional Dance America Southwest. At the age of 15, she began performing with the Montgomery Ballet as a trainee under the direction of Joseph and Laura Villalobos. There her repertoire included Ragtime, Sleeping Beauty, Sleepy Hollow, and Le Corsaire among others.
Upon returning to San Antonio, Yang performed with Sea World San Antonio in a premier season of “Electric Ocean” while training with Melissa Mulligan. She has attended summer programs which include Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Ballet Austin, and received scholarships to attend Oklahoma City Ballet.
Get to know Aaryanna
If you were not a dancer, what would you be doing?
I’m currently pursuing my BA in Creative Writing, so I’d probably be a writer, but I often like to think that I’d be an astronomer.
What is your favorite holiday? Why?
My favorite holiday is Halloween. I think it’s so fun to play dress-up and see what everybody else chooses to be. I also love scary movies.
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
When I’m not working, I like to either spend time relaxing or exploring the city. If there’s an interesting event around, I like to go.