BALL April

American, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on August 28th, 1977.

April Ball
Training

Training

1982-1994
Pittsburgh Youth Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, School of American Ballet.
 

The Artist

The Artist

1995-2003: Principal dancer at the Boston Ballet 
Odette/Odile in Swan Lake (Mikko Nissinen), Nikiya in La Bayadère (Marius Petipa), Medora in Le Corsaire (Ivan Liska), The Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty (Marius Petipa, Frederick Ashton),The Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker (Mikko Nissinen), Myrtha in Giselle (Marius Petipa).

2003-2004: Suzanne Farrell Ballet

2004: Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
Choreographies of Jean-Christophe Maillot: Juliette in Roméo et Juliette, the Fairy in Cendrillon, the Lilac Fairy in La Belle, Héléna in Le Songe, Black Swan in LAC, the Housekeeper and the Widow in La Mégère apprivoisée.

Other choreographers: 7 and 8 (Shen Wei), The Rite Thing (Chris Haring), Le Corps du Ballet (Emio Greco/Pieter C. Scholten), In Exact (Johan Inger), Blind Willow (Ina Christel Johannessen), Madame in Lavender Follies (Joseph Hernandez).
 

Awards and distinctions

Awards and distinctions

1994 
Silver medal at the International Ballet Competition in Jackson (Mississippi).

1994 
Gold medal at the Rudolf Nureyev International Ballet Competition in Budapest (Hungary).

But Behind the Bridge Natalia Horecna Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
"But Behind the Bridge" chor. Natalia Horecna ©AB
Cinderella Jean-Christophe Maillot Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
The Fairy in "Cinderella" chor. J-Ch. Maillot ©AB
The Beauty Jean-Christophe Maillot Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
The Lilac Fairy in "La Belle" chor. J-Ch. Maillot ©AB
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"But Behind the Bridge" chor. Natalia Horecna ©AB
The Fairy in "Cinderella" chor. J-Ch. Maillot ©AB
The Lilac Fairy in "La Belle" chor. J-Ch. Maillot ©AB