At the age of 18, Hasmik joined the Armenian National Opera Ballet (The Theatre was founded in 1933 and was considered one of the best in the Soviet Union. The company is now called Alexander Spendiaryan Opera and Ballet National Theatre) where she rose quickly through the ranks and was promoted Soloist. She performed virtually most full-length classical ballet in the company’s repertoire, including principal roles in Spartacus, Don Quixote, Ballet Gayane, Coppelia, Chopaniana and The Snow Queen. The company attracted many famous choreographers including Lavrovsky, Moiseyev, Anisimova, Sergeev, Bourmeister and Vinogradov.
In 1992 Hasmik immigrated to the United States. She performed as guest artist with companies such as Marla Bingham Contemporary Ballet, Nima Kiann’s Les Ballet Persans, Kalinin Dance Company, and in 1995 joined Los Angeles Classical Ballet as a soloist.
Hasmik is a Master Ballet Teacher, and has been teaching in Los Angeles since 1996. In 2002, she joined Marat Daukeyev School of Ballet (where she was appointed Assistant Director in 2007) until 2017.
This year marks the opening of Amirian Ballet Academy, located at the Barekamutiun International Dance Studio in North Hollywood. Hasmik also teaches at the Peninsula School of Performing Art ballet school in Palos Verdes and Pasadena Civic Ballet. This past summer she was on the faculty of Arsen Serobian’s Los Angeles Ballet Academy Summer Intensive in Encino and was a guest master teacher at Artist Entrance and Burbank Dance Academy.
Through the years, Hasmik’s students have received invitations to top ballet schools and prestigious companies around the world, including the Royal Ballet School, the Bolshoi School, San Francisco Ballet School, Princess Grace School in Monaco, American Ballet Theatre School, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, as well as the Hamburg and Dutch National Ballet.
Hasmik is passionate about continuing to instill proper technique and appreciation of this creative art form in dancers of all ages.