Lillian DiPiazza

Soloist

Originally from Silver Spring, MD, Lillian Di Piazza began her dance training with the Maryland Youth Ballet, under the direction of Michelle Lees and Tensia Fonseca. She studied there for 10 years and performed in ballets such as Swan Lake, Le Corsaire, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, and Paquita. Ms. Di Piazza also attended summer intensive programs at Miami City Ballet, The School of American Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet (on full scholarship).
 
In 2007, Ms. Di Piazza studied at The School of American Ballet for one year. There, she performed George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ and Jerome Robbins’ Fanfare.  She performed Concerto Barocco with SAB at the Kennedy Center as part of the Protégés Program. Ms. Di Piazza also choreographed a pas de quatre to music by Philip Glass for The School of American Ballet Student Choreographic Workshop. She was the 2007 National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts Winner in Dance.
 
Ms. Di Piazza joined Pennsylvania Ballet II in 2008 and was promoted to Apprentice for the 2009-2010 Season, to the Corps de Ballet for the 2011-2012 Season, and to Soloist in the 2013-2014. She has performed principal roles in Coppélia (Swanilda); Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream (Titania, Hippolyta, Hermia), The Nutcracker (The Sugarplum Fairy), Ballo della Regina, Serenade, and Rubies and Emeralds from Jewels; Jerome Robbins' In the Night; and John Butler's Carmina Burana. She also has performed featured roles in William Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Jiří Kylián’s Forgotten Land (White Couple) and Petite Mort, Matthew Neenan's Penumbra, Christopher Wheeldon's Swan Lake (Pas de Trois, Spanish divertissement) and After the Rain, and Balanchine's Raymonda Variations and The Four Temperaments (Third Theme)In September 2014, Ms. Di Piazza was profiled in Dance Magazine’s “On the Rise” section.