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Represented by:

Gray Talent Group (NY) (646) 894-0058

Gray Talent Group, Inc. (IL) (312) 663-1659

Gray Talent Group, Inc. (CA) (818) 696-1551

NATIONAL TOURS

The SpongeBob Musical- First National Tour

Sandy Cheeks u/s, Ensemble

First National Tour

THEATRE (Selected)

The Music Man

Dancer, Ethel Toffelmier u/s (performed)

Goodman Theatre

A Chorus Line

Connie Wong (Jeff Award nominated)

Porchlight Music Theatre

Charlotte's Web

Charlotte

Arden Theatre Company

Holiday Inn

Ensemble

Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook

Pippin

Theo, Player

Skylight Music Theatre

Peter Pan

Tiger Lily u/s, Indian

Music Theater Works

A Chorus Line

Connie Wong

Short North Stage

Hairspray

Ensemble, Little Inez u/s (performed)

Diamond Head Theatre

The King and I

Little Eva, Ensemble

Diamond Head Theatre

Crazy For You

Follies Girl

Diamond Head Theatre

WORKSHOPS

The Notebook: A New Musical

Movement Lab

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

TV/COMMERCIALS

NBC's FROGGER (Season 1)

Self/Contestant

NBC/Eureka Productions

Amazon

Principal: Quarantined Dancer

Motivo Media

Dr. Pepper

Principal: Swing Dancer

The Mill Chicago

Carmex Lip Balm

Principal: Non-Chapped Woman

Forward Motion Media

United Auto Insurance

Supporting Principal: Acrobat,Sports Fan

Delahoyde Projects

Budweiser

Talent: Swing Dancer

Arts & Sciences Dept LLC

Dave & Busters

Talent: Stunt Woman

Mother New York

Hefty

Talent: Contortionist

Onion Labs Chicago

DANCE/CIRCUS

Aerialist and Contortionist

Performer

Multiple Corporate and Gala Ev

Cocodaco Dance Company 2016-2017

Dancer

Evanston, IL

EDUCATION

Professional Circus Training Program

9-month program, Sept 2017- June 2018

Actors Gymnasium, IL

BA in Sociology with Dance Minor

Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

High School Diploma with Theatre Arts Program Certificate

Mid-Pacific Institute School of the Arts

Honolulu, Hawaii

DANCE TRAINING- 20+ Years

Jazz

Tap

Modern

Contemporary

Ballet

African

Hip Hop

CIRCUS ARTS TRAINING- 5+ Years

Professional Circus Arts Training Program

9-month program, Sept 2017- June 2018

Actors Gymnasium, IL

Aerial Arts

Lyra, Trapeze, Silks Rope, Spanish Web

Contortion

Tumbling

Hand-Balancing

Physical Theatre/Clowning

Partner Acrobatics

Chinese Pole

OTHER TRAINING

Acting: Linda Johnson

On-Camera Acting: Vagabond School Of The Arts

Vocal Performance: Nicole Ferguson, Alex Newkirk

Dialects: Kate DeVore

Voice-Over: Ilyana Kadushin

Ayana is a Chicago-based dancer and circus artist originally from Honolulu, Hawaii. With over 20 years of training in various dance forms, she is also a graduate of circus school with focuses in aerial dance and contortion. Whether it be live performance or television, she is passionate about merging her backgrounds of dance, circus, and theatre and being a multidimensional artist. More media and news can be found by visiting her website at www.ayanastrutz.com

Physical Characteristics / Measurements

Height: 5'

Weight: 105 lbs

Eyes: Brown

Hair Color: Black

Hair Length: Long

 

3-Ball Juggling, Aerial Dance, Aerialist, Circus Arts, Costumed Character, Hand-balancing, Lyra, Partner Acrobatics, Spanish Web, Trapeze, Tumbling, Drivers License, Aerobics, Cheerleading, Contortionist, Gymnastics, Jump Rope, Roller Skating, Rollerblading, Running - General, Running - Long Distance, Running - Sprint, Swimming - ability - general, Swimming - breast stroke, Trampoline, Yoga, Clowning, Dance Acro, Dance Ballet, Dance Cha Cha, Dance Hip Hop, Dance Jazz, Dance Mambo, Dance Modern, Dance Rumba, Dance Salsa, Dance Samba, Dance Swing, Dance Tango, Dance Tap, Dancer, Improvisation, Juggler, Singer, Vocal Range: Alto, Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano, Voiceover, American - Southern Accent, American - Standard/General Accent, Asian Accent, Asian - Japanese Accent, British - BBC English Accent, Fluent Japanese