Cirio Collective

Choreography - Creation - Collaboration

A collective created by Jeffrey and Lia Cirio to explore and develop new choreography




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Emily Mistretta

Emily Mistretta began her training at Inland Pacific Ballet Academy in Montclair, CA. In 2005, Emily attended Boston Ballet’s Summer Dance Program, where she performed in Balanchine’s “Serenade” as Russian Girl. Following the summer, Emily was asked to join the Boston Ballet School and received a tuition scholarship with generous funding from Jack Rugheimer. In 2006, Emily joined Boston Ballet II and worked with the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance performing Jiří Kylián's “Falling Angels”, “Whereabouts Unknown” and Ohad Naharin's “Decadance.” She was promoted to Corps de Ballet in 2008.

Emily’s featured repertoire with Boston Ballet includes “The Sleeping Beauty” (Pas de Trois, Woodland Glade Fairy), Mikko Nissinen's “Swan Lake” and “The Nutcracker” (Spanish, Pastorale), Florence Clerc's “La Bayadère” (Tall Gamzatti’s Friend, Small Gamzatti’s Friend, Lead D'jambo), Michel Fokine’s “Les Sylphides” (Soloist Sylph), Jerome Robbins’ “Antique Epigraphs”, Balanchine’s “Jewels”, “Symphony in

C” (3rd Movement Soloist), “Coppélia”, “Serenade” (Russian Girls), “The Four Temperaments”, “Divertimento No. 15”, “Symphony in Three Movements”, Jorma Elo’s “Elo Experience” and “Awake Only”, Jiří Kylián's “Bella Figura”, “Wings of Wax”, “Tar and Feathers” and “Symphony of Psalms”, and Alexander Ekman’s “Cacti.”

Emily first met Jeffrey while training together at the Boston Ballet School. They have worked side by side for many years and have performed a variety of works together including Balanchine’s “Who Cares?”, Christopher Bruce’s “Rooster”, Elo’s “Awake Only”, and Eckman’s “Cacti.” Emily was featured in Jeffrey's world premiere for Boston Ballet, "fremd" in Spring 2015 and in "MiniM" in the inaugural season of the Collective.

Photo: Roberto Matteo Photography