Niko Yaroslaski | Apprentice
Niko Yaroslaski was born and raised in Morro Bay, California. He began jazz and contemporary classes at age 4. When he was 12, he started taking ballet classes at Ballet Theater Studio in San Luis Obispo and later received instruction from the Academy of Dance in their Professional Training Division. He attended summer intensives on a full scholarship at American Ballet Theater in NYC, Ballet West Academy, Ballet Arizona, Kansas City Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. He joined Ballet West Academy year round Professional Training Division in 2016, then was promoted to Trainee in 2017. He then danced as a full scholarship trainee from 2017-2019. As a trainee, he performed in numerous company shows and in academy productions such as Oberon in Scherzo in Midsummer Nights’s Dream and he performed in Viva Vivaldi. He is now extremely excited to be joining Oregon Ballet Theatre as an apprentice for the 2019-20 season.