Rania Charalambidou is from Nicosia, Cyprus. She graduated Magnum Cum Laude with a BA in Dance Education and a Math minor from Marymount Manhattan College and trained at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. Rania has been a company member with Sarasota Ballet, Columbia City Ballet, Ballet San Antonio and currently with Boulder Ballet. She has danced soloist and principal parts such as Adult Clara and Arabian Pas De Deux in the Nutcracker, Princess Vasilissa in Firebird, Lead Bride in Dracula, Summer Fairy in Cinderella, Scheherazade in Scheherazade, Beauty Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, The Assistant in Matthew Bourne’s Boutique etc. In 2009, Rania performed with the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Susan Stroman’s Tony-Award winning musical Contact as Trouble. Rania guest performed with a number of companies such as Yellowstone Ballet, San Angelo Ballet, San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet, Diesel | Fusion Dance Theater, Dance Cyprus, Amfithdromo Chorotheatro, Florida Ballet, Freespace Dance etc. She also performed in the 50th anniversary celebration of the independence of Cyprus in 2010, which was broadcasted nationwide. Rania was recently casted in the tv commercial for the Bank of Cyprus. She is also the co-owner of Long Body Yoga and 35° 33° Dance Company in Cyprus.