Jeffrey Cirio started his ballet training at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and went on to train at Boston Ballet. Mr. Cirio has won numerous ballet competitions worldwide, including a gold medal at the Helsinki International Ballet Competition. He was also awarded the coveted Princess Grace Award. Mr. Cirio joined Boston Ballet in 2009, and was promoted quickly through the ranks, becoming a principal dancer in 2012. He has performed numerous classical, neo-classical and contemporary roles for Boston Ballet and worldwide in galas with Stars of American Ballet, at Vail International Dance Festival, and with United Ballet Company in Mongolia and Japan. Mr. Cirio also danced at the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C., honoring Patricia McBride. He joined American Ballet Theatre in 2015 as a soloist. Cirio’s latest efforts have been in the area of choreography. Mr. Cirio was commissioned to create two pieces for Boston Ballet, “of Trial” and “fremd.” He has also created pieces for Ballet Academy East and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. In 2015, Mr. Cirio, along with his sister, Lia Cirio (principal at Boston Ballet) formed a new company, Cirio Collective, which is a summer project that brings together dancers and choreographers to work and perform in a residency environment, and to create without fear of failure. Cirio Collective performed “MiniM” at Vineyard Arts Project and Cape Dance Festival for their inaugural year.
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