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Hailey Agran, Administrative Director & Head of Preparatory Division

Ms. Agran began her ballet training with Aimee Jennings and Dawn George in Waterloo, Iowa, where she was a member of the student performing company, Andanté. She completed her training at the Clara R. Noyes Academy of Ballet Internationale, and later, the Russian Ballet Academy of Indiana. She has trained under the instruction and guidance of Alyona Yakovleva-Randall, Tatiana Pali, Vladilen Semenov, Irina Kolpakova, Vera Solovyeva, Nikolai Levitskiy, and Maria Gribanova, among others, and has attended summer programs with the Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington, D.C., Ballet Chicago, Cincinnati Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Classical Dance Alliance (on scholarship), Ballet Internationale, and Russian Ballet Academy of Indiana.

Having been offered two university scholarships through the 2006 Russian Pointe USA National Youth Ballet Competition, Ms. Agran chose instead to join the Indiana Ballet Company in the fall of 2006 as an Apprentice, and became a full Company member in 2009 upon graduation from the Russian Ballet Academy. She originated and performed soloist roles in the Indiana Ballet Company’s original productions of On Earth We Stand, From Shakespeare with Love, and Phantom of the Opera, as well as in The Nutcracker, Paquita, Chopiniana, and many other classical productions. She served as the Assistant to the Artistic Director at RBAI from 2006-2009, and as the Academy Director the following year. In 2010, Ms. Agran became one of the founding staff members and instructors for the Indiana Ballet Conservatory, at the invitation of Artistic Director Alyona Yakovleva-Randall.

Ms. Agran began teaching while still a student herself, and has since honed her skills over the last decade and found a strong connection and ability to guide her students in a professional, yet nurturing atmosphere. Today, Ms. Agran holds the position of Administrative Director and Head of the Preparatory Division at IBC. Her individual and caring approach to teaching, as well as her strong administrative and communications skills, make her an invaluable asset to the organization. In 2013, Ms. Agran was named a “gamechanger...creating the future of ballet” by the online publication Dressing Rooms Writers. She is also currently working towards a degree in English from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.