For the 5th installment of Global Conversations, DDP had the privilege of speaking to Boston Ballet principal dancer and up-and-coming choreographer Lia Cirio!

Lia Cirio is a principal dancer with Boston Ballet. Hailing from Springfield, Pennsylvania, Lia’s training took place at Swarthmore Ballet Theatre, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and Boston Ballet II (which she joined at age 16 in 2004). That same year, Lia was the company’s Princess Grace Award nominee. From 2008-2009, she toured with the Trey McIntyre Project. Lia has held the role of principal dancer at Boston Ballet since 2010, and has made quite the name for herself. She has been described as one of the most accomplished actress-dancers in the Boston Ballet company with her tremendous stage presence. Most recently, Lia’s has added choreographer to her resume, having taken part in Boston Ballet’s ChoreograpHER initiative since its inception. Check out @byliacirio on Instagram to learn more about Lia’s recent endeavors as a choreographer!

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