Avery Snyder

Born and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia, Avery Snyder began her dance training at the Wilson School of Dance at the age of 3. When her interest in ballet grew into a passion for the art form, Snyder sought private training to refine her technique. She took 2 years of private lessons with Nicole Busse McGurn before attending the Charlottesville Ballet Academy in 2011. Snyder trained at the Charlottesville Ballet Academy until 2016 when she joined the professional company as a Trainee while she simultaneously completed her junior year of high school.  In 2018, she attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts high school classical ballet program for her senior year. Snyder continued her training under the esteemed faculty of UNCSA at the collegiate level and graduated in May of 2021 with a BFA in classical ballet. Following her graduation from UNCSA, Snyder accepted a traineeship with American Repertory Ballet and was promoted to ARB2 in May of 2023. As a Trainee, she was given the opportunity to perform various soloist roles such as Dew Drop in The Nutcracker, Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, and Moyna in Giselle. With ARB, Snyder has been given the opportunity to premiere Ethan Stiefel’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2022 and in Ethan Stiefel and Johann Kobborg’s Giselle.