The Company

Lilyan Vigo Ellis

Lilyan Vigo Ellis

From: Miami, Florida
Joined: Founding Member

Lilyan Vigo Ellis was born in Miami, Florida where she began her study of dance training privately with Liana Navarro.  Ms. Vigo attended Harid Conservatory for two years and graduated from North Carolina School of the Arts in 1996. Ms. Vigo came to Carolina Ballet from the Southern Ballet Theatre in Orlando, Florida where she was a principal dancer. A founding member of the company, Ms. Vigo has created many principal parts in new works including Robert Weiss’ Firebird, Swan Lake, Beauty and the Beast, and Cinderella.  In 2000 she was nominated for and received the Princess Grace Award.  She has been the subject of a feature article in Dance Magazine. She is also a wife and mother of 2 boys, Patrick and Brandon.

Honors: Princess Grace Award

Dancer Sponsors:
Dr. and Mrs. Malcolm Brown