Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Abigail Huang

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, join us in celebration with

PBT Apprentice Abigail Huang!

Born in Stanford, CA
Grew up in San Francisco, CA

Ballet San Jose School
Marin Ballet School
San Francisco Ballet School

Joined PBT as an Apprentice in 2023

What was the first ballet you ever performed on stage? 

My first ballet I ever performed on stage was Ballet San Jose’s Nutcracker. I was 8 years old and was a mouse.

What is your favorite ballet?

My favorite ballet would have to be Don Quixote.  I love how powerful yet graceful Kitri is.  Whenever I hear music from that ballet, I instantly gain energy.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I haven’t met a hobby that I don’t like. Recently, I have been crocheting and painting my nails with my roommate! I also love anything that’s outdoors! 

What was the last song you had stuck in your head?

I listen to a lot of music but recently “Taking What’s Not Yours” by TVgirl, “Easy lovers” by Piero Piccioni, “Mercury” by Steve Lacy have been stuck in my head! 

What makes you laugh?

My brother, Josh, never fails to make me laugh!

What’s your perfect day?

My perfect day is sleeping in for most of the day, eating a gluten-free cinnamon roll, then surfing in Hawaii.

What’s your proudest moment?

My proudest moment might be graduating from high school a year early with honors or earning my scuba diving certification.

What are the last 3 things you do before you go to sleep?

  1. Take a shower
  2. Complete my skincare routine
  3. Read a book

If I weren’t a ballet dancer, I would be…

If I was not a dancer, I’d be a surfer or a mountain biker. I know for a fact I would do something athletic!

Photography: Anita Buzzy Prentiss, Aviana Adams