Cecilia Iliesiu is a Principal dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) with a 14-year career as a professional ballerina, teacher, and mentor. She trained at the School of American Ballet (SAB) and has performed notable roles on stages in the USA, France, Canada, and Nigeria by George Balanchine, Davis Dawson, William Forsythe, José Limón, Jean-Christophe Maillot, Crystal Pite, Alexei Ratmasksy, and Jerome Robbins.
Cecilia has become a leader in ballet education with her establishment of the PNB School Mentorship Program, as well as founding Global Ballet Teachers and Ballet Life Coach. Cecilia has over a decade of teaching experience giving master classes and workshops in the USA, Ghana, Honduras, and Nigeria. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and is continuing her education at Harvard Business School as part of the Crossover Into Business program.