Athina Alimonos, of Hadley, MA, began dancing at the age of four. She trained with Irina Vakhromeeva for many years, followed by training at Massachusetts Academy of Ballet under the instruction of Rose and Charles Flachs. In 2015, Athina was a Youth America Grand Prix finalist in New York City.
At fifteen, she was awarded a gold medal in the senior division at the Connecticut Classic ballet competition. In 2018, she was a finalist at the World Ballet Competition. Athina has furthered her training by attending summer intensives at the Hartt School on a full scholarship where she worked with Angel Corella, the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in New York City where she was invited to train in Moscow, Russia at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy year round, and the San Francisco Ballet School. During her time at Festival Ballet Providence she has performed in Yury Yanowsky’s Same, as well as Bariolage; Lead Snowflake, Marzipan, and the Spanish dance in The Nutcracker; the Tall Elige Woman in Balanchine’s Serenade; Variation 4 in Paquita; and Grisi in Pas De Quatre, along with many other roles.