PNB dancer Lily Wills


Lily Wills (she/her) is from Los Angeles, California. She trained at The Portland Ballet, the Oregon Ballet Theatre School, and the graduate program at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She attended summer courses at The Washington Ballet, HARID Conservatory, and Oregon Ballet Theatre School. She joined Carolina Ballet as a trainee in 2015 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2016, and soloist in 2019. She joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2021.

While at Carolina Ballet, Ms. Wills performed principal roles in Robert Weiss’ Adagietto, Stravinsky Pas de Deux, and Four Seasons; the title role in Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s The Ugly Duckling; and featured roles in George Balanchine’s Apollo, Zalman Raffael’s Rhapsody in Blue and Metaphorical Heart, and Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun.

Headshot © Lindsay Thomas