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Cecilia Iliesiu

Cecilia Iliesiu

From: New York, NY
Joined: 2009

Cecilia began dancing at age 3 in New York City with Christine Neubert. She trained at The School of American Ballet (SAB) for 10 years with Kay Mazzo, Susane Pilarre, and Suki Schorer, among others. She also studied at the former Studio Maestro with Francois Perron and Deborah Wingert.  She participated in the 2008 Student Choreographic Workshop as a dancer and choreographer. Ms. Iliesiu joined Carolina Ballet in 2009 as an apprentice and in 2010 was promoted to a member of the corps de ballet.

Featured Roles with Carolina Ballet
By George Balanchine
Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By Lynne Taylor-Corbett
Sea Witch in Little Mermaid
Twisted Sister in Dracula

By Robert Weiss
Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (2012)
Coffee in Nutcracker
Solo in Moving Life
Solo in Dancerly Response
“Space” Solo and Pas de Deux in Time Gallery


Roles Choreographed on Ms. Iliesiu
By Lynne Taylor-Corbett
Sea Witch and Sea Anemone in Little Mermaid

By Robert Weiss
Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (2012)
Solo in Moving Life
Pierette in Masque of the Red Death
Harlequin in Picasso


Featured Roles with School of American Ballet
Leader of the 3rd Regiment in Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes
Cello in Robins’ Fanfare

Pointe shoes sponsored by
Dr. Robert Schantz


Click here to read Cecilia's interview in Ballet News: http://balletnews.co.uk/cupcakes-conversation-with-cecilia-iliesiu-corps-de-ballet-carolina-ballet/

Check out Cecilia's blog: https://exploretheballet.wordpress.com