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Academy Junior Trainee
Giovanna is currently an eighth grader at Inspire Charter School and the Inland Pacific Ballet Specialty Dance Program. She began dancing at the age of three at a local studio in Glendora, and at age seven began her ballet training at Inland Pacific Ballet Academy (IPBA). Giovanna is a performer at heart and nothing makes her happier than being on stage. She has had the privilege to be part of Inland Pacific Ballet’s production of Cinderella and numerous seasons of The Nutcracker. Giovanna has also performed in the IPB Academy’s recitals of Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Coppelia. She has attended IPBA summer intensives for multiple summers, and the School of American Ballet in New York City. In 2018, Giovanna placed top 24 in the classical dance junior division of the Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) semi-finals in Los Angeles. When not dancing, Giovanna enjoys singing and acting. She is proud to have been part of the LA Opera Camp production of Brundibár in 2017, and more recently she was cast as Lumičre in the IPBA 2018 Broadway Workshop production ofBeauty and the Beast. Giovanna is honored to have been selected as an Academy Junior Trainee and is looking forward to the upcoming season.