May 24, 2016

Saaya Pikula

Saaya Pikula headshot

Saaya Pikula received her ballet training at Central Florida Ballet, Russian Ballet Academy of Orlando and The Rock School of Dance Education, where she studied two summers on full scholarship. She danced with Teatrul de Ballet Sibiu in Romania from 2012-2014 where her repertoire included Gulmare in Le Corsaire, Juliet in Romeo & Juliet, Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty, Snow Queen, Shepherdess, Waltz of the Flowers Soloist in The Nutcracker, Spanish Whim, Four Seasons, Coppelia, and Cenusa Timpulu. Saaya danced with Columbia Classical Ballet in the 2015-16 season in the following roles:  Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, soloist roles in The Nutcracker, Cinderella, and contemporary ballets.  During the 2016-17 season with Virginia National Ballet, Saaya performed the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Mimi in the World Premieres of La Boheme, Soloist in Bohemian Rhapsody, the title role of Snow White, and at the Arts Alive Festival and Gainesville Ballet Spring Recital.  She is very happy to be entering her second season with Virginia National Ballet in 2017-18.