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Digging Deep: Jeffrey Cirio on Dancing the Title Role in Akram Khan’s “Creature”

Creature, Akram Khan’s third collaboration with English National Ballet, takes audiences to a crumbling Arctic research station, where the title character has been forced into a new experimental program by the military. They test his mental and physical capacity for adapting to polar temperatures and isolation, in preparation for proposed colonization of far-flung corners of […]

Jeffrey Cirio Promoted to Principal Dancer at ABT

Well, that was fast. After less than a year, Jeffrey Cirio — the former Boston Ballet principal who joined American Ballet Theatre as a soloist at the start of this season—is walking into summer with a promotion to ABT’s highest rank. The company now has two Filipino-American principals, the other being Stella Abrera. We’re not […]

Honing His Craft: Jeffrey Cirio's Premiere at Boston Ballet

This story originally appeared in the April/May 2015 issue of Pointe. Jeffrey Cirio is a busy guy. In addition to his career as a principal dancer at Boston Ballet, he’s an emerging choreographer who also manages his own dance troupe: Cirio Collective. In May, Boston Ballet will debut Cirio’s first piece choreographed for the Boston […]

On the Side: Jeffrey Cirio

“You don’t know what you’re capable of as a dancer until you explore different styles.” —Jeffrey Cirio   Boston Ballet principal Jeffrey Cirio got hooked on hip hop early. “I went to a Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet summer program when I was 11, and I thought the hip-hop classes were the coolest thing ever,” he […]

Inside Lia Cirio's Dressing Room: Why She's Never Without Her Elephant Collection

A dancer’s dressing room is often her “home away from home.” In our August/September issue, we went backstage with three ballerinas, including Boston Ballet principal Lia Cirio. Below, she shows us how she personalizes her space and walks us through her pre-performance routine. Cirio snaps a selfie at her dressing room spot. The setup: Boston […]

Boston Ballet Lets Classicism Shine in Its Reimagined Raymonda

In a studio rehearsal for Boston Ballet’s new Raymonda, principals Ji Young Chae and Jeffrey Cirio run through the dream scene pas de deux with a liquid elegance that camouflages their heavy breathing. It’s only when the music stops and Cirio puts his hands on his knees while Chae lets herself visibly gasp for air […]