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Originally from Stillwater, Minnesota, Ava began her dance training at St. Croix Ballet at the age of 3. She furthered her training at The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Harid Conservatory, Classical Ballet Academy, and Indiana University. In 2020 Ava graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Conservatory at the University of Missouri Kansas City where she received her BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography with an emphasis in Ballet and a minor in Communications. While at UMKC she performed works by George Balanchine, Christopher Wheeldon, Gregory Dawson, Cleo Parker Robinson, and Paula Weber. She has danced professionally with Kansas City Ballet, Wylliams Henry Contemporary Dance Company, and performed the role of Louise in Musical Theatre Heritage production of Carousel. Ava has danced internationally in Athens, Greece at the 51st World Congress on Dance Research. Currently Ava is a dancer with Joel Hall Dancers, Trifecta Dance Collective, Still Inspired and Movementum Dance Project. She is also choreographing different projects in the city of Chicago.

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