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, competing at Youth American Grand Prix, Elite Dance Tournament, and other competitions where she has placed within Top 10. 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 classical ballets among other contemporary works choreographed by Joseph Villalobos.
Upon returning to San Antonio, Yang performed with Sea World San Antonio in a premier season of “Electric Ocean.” She joined Ballet San Antonio as an apprentice in 2019 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2021. Later that year, she graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with her bachelor’s degree in creative writing and English.
Get to know Aaryanna
If you were not a dancer, what would you be doing?
I started dancing at a very young age just as an after-school hobby. That hobby turned into a love for dance, and I never stopped.
What inspired you? What inspires you as a pro?
I always found inspiration in books, music, and art. As a professional, I look for inspiration anywhere I can, but it most often comes from the people around me.
Why did you choose BSA, and for some both BSA-SBSA?
I chose BSA not only because San Antonio is my hometown and I love this city, but because I also love this company and the work we do.