About the Petrossian Theatre Dance Co.

Artistic Director / Choreographer / CEO

Narine Petrossian

Narine Petrossian is the founder and director of Heritage Dance & Cultural Center and Petrossian Theatre Dance Company. Since the age of four, she has been studying and performing dance. Narine has performed on Armenia’s national stage and at cultural festivals worldwide. Her professional dance background includes international folk and classical dances, ballet, flamenco, modern and Latin dances. She was a soloist in the renowned Armenian National Dance Ensemble and performed internationally in Armenian, Russian, Ukrainian, Canadian, French, and Spanish dance festivals. During her career as a professional dancer, and in addition to performing and teaching, she has developed her unique dance curriculum, innovative teaching strategies, and original choreography.

Narine Petrossian has a bachelor’s degree in English literature, studied theater and dance, and holds a Juris Doctorate degree. Her passion for life made her a lifelong student of renowned dancers such as Manuel Gutierrez, Cihtli Ocampo, and many more. In 2014 she established Heritage Dance Company, a small dance group teaching inner-city children folk and national dances from around the world. She has received awards from community leaders as well as recognition from the Los Angeles City Mayor in upholding high standards in cultural health and well-being for inner-city children. In 2018 she received official recognition in appreciation of her exceptional contribution to the increase and diffusion of knowledge about the cultures and traditions that enrich the world from the Smithsonian Institute of Washington D.C.

Narine Petrossian has also published articles about dance, written poems, and given public speeches. She is the founder and creative director of The Panaj Collection and Head Officer of the Heritage Dance Academy, Heritage Cultural Festival, and Petrossian Theatre Dance Company.