Aurora Hastings is originally from Buffalo, NY and is a professional dancer, dance teacher, and personal and virtual assistant. Aurora graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Honors College at the University at Buffalo with a BFA in Dance in 2019. She was a company member of the pre-professional company in the program, 'Zodiaque' under the direction of Kerry Ring and Jenna Del-Monte with oversight from Thomas Ralabate. She's worked with a handful of guest artists and companies including Bryn Cohn, Bryan and Shaina Baira, Entity Contemporary Dance, and Garth Fagan Dance. Upon graduation, she received the first Marily Bonfiglio-Ciancio Zodiaque Award for her notable contributions to the Zodiaque Dance Company and her passion to enter the professional world of dance/arts education.
In 2018, Aurora performed with BalaSole Dance Company as a soloist at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theatre in New York City showcasing her own choreography. Most recently, Aurora was hired as a Production Cast Dancer for Norwegian Cruise Lines and performed, and received a featured role in the Broadway show, Swing! The Musical. Aurora also performed in the Norwegian Gem's other iconic shows "Blazing Boots" and "Get Down Tonight."
Aurora enjoys sharing her experience, knowledge, and passion for dance through dance education. She worked as a faculty member and an assistant for the long-standing organization, Dance Masters of America Student Honors Intensive Program and Teachers Training Program for the past five years. Also, she taught many styles of dance for many local studios in Buffalo, NY earning awards for her group dances.
Aurora recently began working as a personal and virtual assistant. She mainly focuses in the realm of design work, editing, videography, and social media content to assist business owners in the process of expanding their company and work in the virtual world. She combines her artistic skills as a professional dancer with her analytical and organizational eye to provide a different perspective, so someone's true vision comes alive.
Currently, Aurora continues to explore her passion to assist individuals in the general fitness realm. She has her Pure Barre Classic Certification and continues to guide others to find their inner mind, body, soul connection in the fitness world.