Gianna DeMassio


Gianna DeMassio, originally from upstate NY, began her ballet training at the New Paltz School of Ballet under the direction of former New York City Ballet dancers Lisa and Peter Naumann. At fifteen, she joined Pittsburgh Ballet Theater’s Full-Time program, where she trained until graduating high school in 2018. She also attended summer programs at the Chautauqua Institute and American Ballet Theater in NYC. 

In 2018, Gianna danced as a Trainee with Charlotte Ballet, where she studied with Patricia McBride and performed lead roles in contemporary works by Mark Diamond and Christopher Stuart. In 2020 Gianna joined the Richmond Ballet Trainee Program and was promoted to Apprentice shortly after. While dancing with Richmond Ballet, she worked with choreographers: Jennifer Archibald, Nancy Paradis, and Katarzyna Skarpetowska and performed in main stage productions of Stoner Winslett’s The Nutcracker, Ma Cong’s Firebird and George Balanchine’s Serenade.