Hasmik Amirian-Bennet was accepted into the Armenian Ballet at the age of 7 and trained by Anaida Ter-Gabrielian, Feya Balabina, Ludimilla Sacharova, and Maxim Marturosian. At 18, she joined the Armenian National Opera Ballet Theatre, working with Irina Yshakova and Elena Araratova. She was quickly promoted to Soloist and toured the world performing soloist and principal roles. Hasmik then joined Los Angeles Classical Ballet as a soloist. She has taught ballet in Los Angeles and around the country for many years. Hasmik joined MDSB in 2002 and was appointed Assistant Director in 2007.