Victoria Lyras, Executive Director of Indianapolis Ballet Co. and School, will present world premiere choreography of James Aikman’s, Ania’s Song for String Quartet. The work was commissioned by Thomas Beczkiewicz who is underwriting the performance by the Abel Quartet on the Indianapolis Ballet program Valentines Weekend entitled, “Love is in the Air.”
A native of Athens, Greece, Victoria Lyras received her training at the School of American Ballet under the guidance of Alexandra Danilova, Felia Doubrovska, Suki Schorer, Muriel Stuart and Stanley Williams. While studying at the School of American Ballet, Ms. Lyras performed children’s roles with the New York City Ballet. For her graduation performance, Ms. Lyras performed the role of the Polovetsian Girl in the Danilova/Balanchine staging of the Polovetsian Dances from Prince Igor.