Arianne (Ari) Depireux trained in Maryland at Akhmedova Ballet Academy in Silver Springs and L’Etoile Russian Ballet Academy of Maryland in Columbia. During the summers she trained at Kirov Academy of Ballet, University of NC School for the Arts, Kaatsbaan Extreme Ballet and Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet. Ari has competed at YAGP Spartanburg Regional, awarded 3rd palace at YAGP Austin Regionals and won 2nd place at YAGP Pittsburgh Regionals. We welcome Ari to Columbia Classical Ballet for her first season.