Astoria Forde received her early ballet training in her native Iowa and holds a BFA in Ballet and Modern Dance fromTexas Christian University and a MA in Dance Education from NYU Steinhardt. In New York, she has performed with Eglevsky Ballet, tompricedance and Von Howard Project, among others.

Ms. Astoria Forde has been a member of Lydia Johnson Dance since 2004, where she has enjoyed originating major roles as well as serving as costume designer and rehearsal director for the company. Much love to Casey and Simon, and gratitude to Lydia and all of the LJD family for their abundant laughter, support and inspiration!