BNT COMPANY DANCER
Alayna Wong is from Southern California. She trained at Huntington Academy of Dance in Huntington Beach, CA, and International Ballet Academy in Kirkland, WA, as well as at summer programs with American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Austin, and Oklahoma City Ballet. She danced with Oklahoma City Ballet as a trainee for their 2018-2019 season, then joined the University of Oklahoma and graduated summa cum laude in 2023 with a BFA in Ballet Pedagogy and a minor in General Business. She was a company member with Central Oklahoma Ballet Theatre for their 2022 and 2023 summer seasons and has been a principal guest artist with Hot Springs Children’s Dance Theatre since 2021. With Oklahoma City Ballet, she performed in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland), Robert Mills’ The Nutcracker, and Lisa Slagle’s Tarantella. With the OU School of Dance, her featured performance repertoire included George Balanchine’s Serenade, Jirí Kylián’s Falling Angels, Penny Saunders’ Deux Amours, Gerald Arpino’s Viva Vivaldi, Yury Yanowsky’s Train of Thought, and Willem Christensen’s The Nutcracker. In 2022, she toured with OU to Mexico City to perform Kylián’s Falling Angels at the International Contemporary Dance Festival of Mexico City. She was given the honor of representing Moscelyne Larkin at the 2023 Five Moons Dance Festival, performing the Peoria/Eastern Shawnee variation from Miguel Terekhov’s The Four Moons and an honor dance with Peoria Nation Buckskin dancers. This is Alayna’s first season with Ballet North Texas.