We had the good fortune of connecting with Hasmik Amirian and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Hasmik, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factor behind Amirian Ballet Academy’s success is our full commitment to shaping young ballet dancers, not only as technicians, artists but most importantly as people. We believe that instilling the discipline in our art form is not only going to help our students become the best dancers they can be, but also will help them in their everyday lives.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I feel what sets Amirian Ballet Academy apart from others is my passion for my students. I care about who they are as people, not just what the Classical Ballet world wants. I have been very fortunate in my career – having been a professional ballerina and made the transition to ballet educator and teacher very seamlessly. I am not saying it was easy. I had to overcome many challenges along the way, but what I have learned is that the more heart you put into the business, the more rewarding it is. I had to make very difficult decisions, the most difficult being, leaving a very comfortable job with an immense amount of respect to begin my very own company. This has a been huge leap for me personally and professionally. I have learned that there is no clocking in and clocking out, because when you have a business teaching children and wanting them to succeed, you work nonstop! I believe that Amirian Ballet Academy sets the bar extremely high in terms of excellence in ballet education. We are a small ballet school and with that classes are smaller which means my students get very personalized attention.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would invite them over to my house for an Armenian party and feast! My most favorite thing is having friends and family over – we cook, we dance, we play music and instruments – it is the absolute best!!!!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My beautiful students, faculty, staff and Amirian Ballet Academy parents! I am very grateful.