ASSISTANT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Curran Tellalian trained at The Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts in Connecticut and attended summer intensives at l’Académie Américaine de Danse de Paris in France. While training with Alexei Tchernichov, she competed in Youth America Grand Prix and received private coaching from Elena Tchernichova. She was awarded a full dance scholarship to Point Park University, where she pursued a BFA in Ballet and Dance Pedagogy. She danced professionally with Albano Ballet, Exit 12 Dance Company, and Montgomery Ballet. In 2013, she joined Alabama River Region Ballet, under the direction of Priscilla Crommelin Ball, as Youth Company Repetiteur. She attended Open World Dance Foundation’s Vaganova Teacher Training, where she studied with Professor Ludmila Safronova, at the time, one of the last remaining students taught directly by Agrippina Vaganova. In 2016, Curran was honored to perform Adria Ferrali’s “American Indian Song,” alongside her, in the Sant’Agostino church in Pietrasanta. In 2017, Curran became the Ballet Mistress of the Naples Academy of Ballet in Naples, Florida. Curran is now the Associate Artistic Director of the Alabama River Region Ballet in Montgomery, Alabama.