Ava Gyurcsik began her dance training at the age of 3 at Columbus Youth Ballet. At the age of 10, Ava came to the school of Columbus Dance Theatre where she joined the Intensive Training Program. During her time in the school, she has had the privilege of performing roles such as the Penitent and Mad Woman in the student cast of Matchgirl, variations from Paquita, Le Corsaire, and La Bayadère in Intensive Training Program Showcases, as well as pieces set by Laura Wade and Anne Adair during CDT’s summer program. She has also attended summer intensive programs such as American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet Chicago, Kansas City Ballet, and The Washington Ballet. Ava is very excited to be spending her seventh year with Columbus Dance Theatre as a Trainee.