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Aiva Berrigan

Aiva Berrigan is from New Hampshire. She is a graduate of Boston Ballet’s rigorous Pre-Professional Program where she trained for 3 years under the direction of Margaret Tracy and Peter Stark as well as Kathleen Michelle and Miranda Weese. Aiva was selected for a choreographic opportunity to perform the “Pas De Trois” from the Nutcracker with BB2@Home directed by Mr. Stark. She also performed in Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker and in the Next Generation showcase. In 2020, Aiva joined Southern NH Dance Theater under direction of Patricia Lavoie and Doug Davis where she performed various soloist roles such as Odette in Swan Lake, Sugarplum, Dewdrop, Arabian, Snow Queen, and Fairy Godmother in Cinderella. She performed contemporary pas/soloist roles in “Chasm” and “Influx” choreographed by Ashley Pabst Walton. Regional Dance America named Aiva the 2022 senior classical outstanding soloist of the northeast region and she performed the Diana and Acteon variation at RDA’s festival. She trained at many summer intensives including American Ballet Theatre NYC, Boston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, School of American Ballet, and Philadelphia Ballet. She received a full scholarship to the National Choreographic Intensive and to Cleveland Ballet’s summer intensive in 2023. Aiva was a Trainee with Cleveland Ballet for the 2023-24 season under the direction of Gladisa Guadalupe where she performed in Carmen as a Gypsy girl, as Snow/Flower corps in the Nutcracker, and as Queen of Hearts in Alice In Wonderland. Aiva is excited to join VNB as an Apprentice for the 2024-25 season!