Oriana Siphanoum, originally from Springfield, MA, is an artist, dancer, and performer in her final semester at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Before college, Oriana trained under the direction of Jennifer Dubilo for nine years at Artistic Dance Conservatory in East Longmeadow, MA. Jennifer's guidance helped gain Oriana's acceptance into a multitude of college, winter, and summer dance training programs. She has had the opportunity to receive scholarships to supplement her training at programs such as the Complexions Contemporary Ballet Summer Intensive, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Pre-Professional Program, b12 Dance Festival, and Northwest Dance Project's Advanced Platform Program. During her time at NYU, she has had the privilege of dancing in the works of Ron K. Brown, Wayne McGregor, Lar Lubovitch, Tisch Dean Allyson Green, and Cari Ann Shim Sham. She has also performed in several works choreographed by members of the Second Avenue Dance Company and her peers at NYU. Throughout her career, she has had the privilege of performing at the Alvin Ailey American Dancer Theatre BFA Concert, the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, the Massachusetts Dance Festival, the Vermont Dance Festival, and the opener for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. In 2019, she was named an NYU Tisch Dean Scholar by Dean Allyson Green.
Outside of the dance world, Oriana pursues a career in politics as she is currently completing her double major in dance and political science. She has previously interned at State Senator Eric Lesser's district office and with the Committee to Elect Tracye Whitfield. In 2016, she was honored with President Barack Obama's Volunteer Service Award and was also recognized for Governor Charlie Baker's "High Five Award." She has also been recognized as a National Hispanic Scholar and Elks National Scholar.
While building her dance career, Oriana has also managed to build her professional modeling career. She has been featured in campaigns, advertisements, and commercials for brands such as- Woolrich, Bandier, Samsung, and New Balance, to name a few. Her print work has been featured in editorials such as Vogue Magazine, Paper Magazine, and Dance Magazine. She was recently signed by Stetts Model Management in 2019.
In the words of Anna Quindlen, Oriana has learned that "What is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself".