Originally from Rome, Italy, Ms. Astro started her training at Il Gabbiano School directed by Stefania Coluzzi, a graduate from the famed National Academy of Dance in Rome. During her two years at the School of OPera House in Rome, Ms. Astro had the opportunity to teach in her home town school, helping with young students and school show productions. Ms. Astro came to America in 2012 to study at the Princeton Ballet School and had the privilege to assist the director, Mary Pat Robertson, with productions and choreography. Ms Astro has danced many roles with Manassas Ballet Theatre, including Blue Bird from Sleeping Beauty and lead roles in Walpurgisnacht, Peter and the Wolf and Carmina Burana. Ms. Astro also choreographs for MBT and is a teacher for Manassas Ballet Academy. Ms. Astro joined MBT in 2013.