Robinson Cira


Classical Ballet / Dancer

Cira was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she began dancing at the age of eight. After graduating from the Performing Arts School in 2004, she moved to New York to dance full-time with the Dance Theater of Harlem. During her three years there, she performed at the White House for the President of the United States, as well as the Protégé Festival. In 2008, Cira travelled to the United Kingdom for the first time to join Ballet Black. In the summer that year, she danced with Ballet Identity in Los Angeles, before returning to Ballet Black in November. This is Cira’s third season with the company, and she hopes to learn and grow with Ballet Black for many years to come. Since 2008, she has danced in Ballet Black commissions by Shobana Jeyasingh, Richard Alston, Will Tuckett and Liam Scarlett, to name a few. Cira also earned an honourable mention in Pointe Magazine’s “Favourite Performances of 2009” for her performance in Antonia Franceschi’s dance theatre piece, Pop8 and teaches regularly at the Ballet Black Junior School.

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