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Meet Tigran Sargsyan

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tigran Sargsyan.

Tigran, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
As a young child, I never imagined myself to be a ballet dancer. I was born in Yerevan, Armenia and growing up I loved sports, especially soccer. At the age of 10, my mother decided to enroll me at “Yerevan Choreographic Dance College” where my older brother was attending school. It took some time but eventually, I grew to love dance.

At the age of 16, I made the difficult decision to leave my home country with the hope of pursuing a career in ballet. I received a scholarship under Nureyev’s foundation to study at “Dance Academy of Zurich” Switzerland. After four years of training in Zurich, I received my first professional contract with “Theater Dortmund” in Germany.

After two years of dancing in Germany I took a risk and moved to USA, where I auditioned for “Los Angeles Ballet” and received a Soloist contract. Two years later, I was promoted to Principal Dancer and currently I am still dancing with “Los Angeles Ballet.”

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
Through my dance, I create a deep connection with my core being, and from that place, I can give and receive joyful experiences with my public. Dancing on stage forces me to live in the present moment and embrace each moment as it is. I hope the audience can fully experience my moments on stage with me and let that inspire them to live their lives in the present. The most powerful aspect of dancing on stage is the non-verbal connection with the audience.

What do you know now that you wished you had learned earlier?
Because dance is a short term career, a lot of young dancers feel pressured to rush into becoming something they dream to be. I have learned that It is important to not rush and trust the timing of your dance career. Fully embrace and enjoy each moment and its opportunity for growth. Never lose sight of why you dance.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
People can support my art of dance by attending a “Los Angeles Ballet” performance. People can also experience dancing, by attending one of Los Angeles Ballet’s community outreach events, “A Chance to Dance”.

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Image Credit:
Jean Celeste Lubin, Reed Hutchinson

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