Sierra Levin is very happy to be part of Dance Connection! She is a professional dancer with Indianapolis Ballet and is looking forward to sharing her experiences with her students.
Sierra is a native of Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Ms. Levin received her dance training at Metropolitan Ballet Academy in Jenkintown, Penn., under the direction of Lisa Collins Vidnovic, and MBA faculty members Denise Somrack D’Angelo, Denis Gronostayskiy, and Natalya Zeiger. While a student at Metropolitan, Ms. Levin performed a variety of principal roles including Kitri / Don Quixote pas de deux (Petipa), The Snow Scene pas de deux from The Nutcracker (Rodham), Black Swan pas de deux (Petipa), and Medora from Le Corsaire (Petipa), as well as soloist and principal roles in contemporary works choreographed by Kanji Segawa (Alvin Ailey), Tommie-Waheed Evans (Philadanco) and Sarah Mettin (Mettin Movement).
From 2009-2012, Ms. Levin appeared in various roles in Pennsylvania Ballet’s The Nutcracker (Balanchine) and as the principal female in “Meet Us at the Corner” (Take it Away Productions, 2014), a collaborative project for six tap dancers and four ballet dancers with choreography by Elizabeth Holowchuk and Dorothy Wasserman.
Ms. Levin was awarded 2nd Place in the 2015 Youth America Grand Prix’s Senior Classical division semi-finals in Boston. Her summer studies include full merit scholarships to programs at Boston Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet and Richmond Ballet.
In 2015 Sierra attended Carolina Ballet’s summer program as a trainee and stayed for two seasons as a company trainee. While at Carolina Ballet, Ms. Levin had the opportunity to work with Robert Weiss, Zalman Raffael, Debra Austin, Marin Boieru, Melissa Podcasy, Lynne Taylor-Corbett and Olga Kostritzky. Ms. Levin performed in various productions such as Robert Weiss’s Symphonie Fantastique, Beethoven 9th Symphony, “Neptune” in Planets, and various roles in The Nutcracker. Ms. Levin was also seen in Zalman Raffael’s Variation on a Theme, A fairy in A midsummers Night’s Dream (Balanchine), and Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s production of Carmina Burana.
Ms. Levin joined Indianapolis Ballet as a company apprentice in January 2018, and is delighted to be a member of Indianapolis Ballet for its residency debut season.