Faye Viviana began her dance training with Karen Alwin at age 5. She attended the CCA Summer School, where she was awarded a scholarship 3 years in a row. She was awarded the silver medal at the Youth America Grand Prix, International Student Scholarship Competition Finals in New York, at age 12.
When she was 13 years old, she passed the Cecchetti Advanced Professional level (Grade 7), which made her the youngest student to pass the grade in the nation. She was a National Training Scholar at American Ballet Theatre for five years. At age 15, she moved to New York City to study at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre as a full scholarship student.
At age 16, she was offered a contract to join the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company. As a professional dancer, Faye danced many principal roles in the company such as Anthony Tudor’s Lilac Garden, Adam Hougland’s Vanish, and Flower Festival Pas de deux. She was also invited to be a guest artist at the Nutmeg Conservatory in Connecticut and at Holland Dance Festival in the Hague, Holland, to dance Sugar Plum Fairy in their Nutcracker performances. Through her career, Faye was very fortunate to have studied under world renowned ballet masters such as Luis Fuente, Alonzo King, Kevin McKenzie, John Meehan, Franco De Vita, Susan Jaffe, Martine van Hamel, Gelsey Kirkland, Ethan Stiefel, Yuri Fateev, and many others.
After suffering from a career ending knee injury in 2007, she has focused her time and attention on recovering, fitness, and becoming certified as a teacher in the Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet. In 2008, she passed Grades 1 through 6 of the Cecchetti teacher’s exams with the top grade of “Highly Commended” for each level. In 2010, she relocated to Los Angeles, where she became the Program Director and head ballet teacher at Los Angeles Arts Collective. She also taught master classes and set choreography for the Red Chair School’s annual Nutcracker.
Over the years, she has privately coached many promising young talents for classical ballet competitions and performances. Her private students have won numerous awards at prestigious competitions, received scholarships and received contracts in companies such as Richmond Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Oklahoma City Ballet, and Idaho Ballet.
Faye Viviana is an actress and an award-winning filmmaker, writer, director, and producer. Her professional ballet career with American Ballet Theatre cut short by injury, she pivoted to acting and filmmaking. In New York, she studied Uta Hagen technique with Valerie Kingston and at the Lee Strasberg Institute with Lola Cohen and Bill Balzac. After moving to LA, she joined Beverly Hills Playhouse and has trained there ever since.
Some of her TV credits include LONGMIRE, LOVE, ROSEWOOD, S.W.A.T., HOME ECONOMICS, DEPUTY, and many independent films. After working as an independent film producer for several years, she branched out on her own, founding V3 Productions in 2019. She is also the executive producer of Crimson Square Theatre Company, having produced I Am My Own Wife, Dinner With Friends, Cock, Sex With Strangers, The How & The Why, Live At The Purple Lounge, and Lost Lake, to much critical acclaim.