Eduard Sargsyan
Professional Dancer

Can you tell us a little bit about what you do?
I am a professional ballet dancer and ballroom champion. I am also a teacher of both styles of dance and choreography.

How did you first become interested in dance?
As a child I loved character dancing, so my mother enrolled me in the Yerevan State Choreographic College in Armenia. But one day they showed a video in the school of Baryshnikov dancing Don Quixote and my heart yelled the word “BALLET,” and I began to study it seriously. Later, I was a professional in the Armenian National Ballet.

How does art enrich a community, and what are some ways people can engage with art in Burbank?
I teach ballet in Burbank and really love how Miss Natasha Middleton at both Media City Dance and Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre gives great performances for everyone to enjoy. Her choices of shows are so exciting for the public and bring communities together. The performance we are doing at the Alex Theatre on Sunday, September 24 at 5pm will bring Armenian and all cultures together with dances from Gayane, Spartacus, and Masquerade. Everyone will also delight in selections from Don Quixote. I am Armenian and the fact that we are all working together, many of us from different cultures, trying to bring the arts and live performances back, and even stronger than ever following the pandemic, is amazing!

If you could share with our community one thing about art, what would it be?
There is nothing more exciting than live theatre. I live for the thrill between me, the dancers, and the audience, to entertain!