Cecilia Iliesiu - Pacific Northwest Ballet

Cecilia Iliesiu

Cecilia Iliesiu2018-11-06T14:13:39+00:00
PNB Corps de Ballet
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Leading Roles

George Balanchine
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Dewdrop)
  • Rubies
Donald Byrd
  • Untitled*
Ulysses Dove
  • Red Angels
William Forsythe
  • New Suite
  • One Flat Thing, reproduced
Jessica Lang
  • Her Door to the Sky*
Benjamin Millepied
  • 3 Movements
  • Appassionata
Crystal Pite
  • Emergence
Jerome Robbins
  • The Concert
Kent Stowell
  • Swan Lake (Spanish Dance)
Price Suddarth
  • Signature
Twyla Tharp
  • Afternoon Ball
  • Waiting at the Station
Christopher Wheeldon
  • Tide Harmonic

* Originated role

Cecilia Iliesiu is from New York, New York. She studied at the School of American Ballet and also with Francois Perron and Deborah Wingert at Studio Maestro. She attended summer courses at Boston Ballet School, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Chautauqua Institute, San Francisco Ballet School, and William Forsythe’s ART of workshop under Kathryn Bennetts. Ms. Iliesiu joined Carolina Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2009 and was promoted to soloist in 2014. She joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2015.

In addition to her PNB repertory, Ms. Iliesiu danced leading and featured roles at Carolina Ballet in George Balanchine’s Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, The Four Temperaments, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Rubies; Marius Petipa’s Giselle; Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free; Christopher Stowell’s Rite of Spring; and Robert Weiss’ Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake. She also originated numerous roles in ballets by Zalman Raffael and Robert Weiss.

Photos of Cecilia Iliesiu