Ava Marie Griebel

Ballet Idaho Faculty


Ava Marie began dancing with The Hanover Children’s Ballet Theatre  Performing Company and continued her training with Valley Ballet Academy.  After rising to the rank of Soloist with Antelope Valley Ballet; she decided to further her technique with Marat Daukayev School of Ballet. She has attended  Summer Intensives with American Ballet Theatre – CA and NY, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Ava Marie has also  competed in competitions such as YAGP, WBAC Grand Prix and Dance America  and received Top Soloist from Star Systems National Talent Competition. She  also received 2nd place in the National Society of Arts and Letters Pittsburgh Chapter Competition.

Her past repertoire includes numerous roles in The Nutcracker, most notably the  Marie/SugarPlum role with MDBT (AVB, MDBT, and PBT), Swan Lake, Sleeping  Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Rodeo, Serenade, Rite of Spring, and AVB’s  Contemporary Dance.

Ava Marie attended Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Graduate Program for two years.  She has taught and assisted all levels of ballet and jazz classes with Valley  Ballet Academy, Marat Daukayev Ballet, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She recently became an ABT® Certified Teacher, by successfully completing the  ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT®  National Training