Cirio Collective

Choreography - Creation - Collaboration

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




Site Background Photo © Frederick Hecker

Cape Dance Festival- July 28, 2018

"Tornerai?" by Jeffrey Cirio and "Parting Thoughts" by Andrea Schermoly

Credit: Brooke Trisolini

Cape Dance Festival Flash Mob, Commercial St, Provincetown, MA.  July 25, 2018

Fire Island Dance Festival Highlights featuring Cirio Collective

Once-in-a-lifetime pairings of ballet and contemporary luminaries, three remarkable world premieres, an excerpt of a seminal piece that changed the history of modern dance and unpredictable weather conditions marked this year’s sold-out Fire Island Dance Festival on July 20-22, 2018. The 24th edition raised a record $604,103 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

"Tornerai?" by Jeffrey Cirio

Fire Island Dance Festival- July 20 & 21, 2018. Credit: Frederick Hecker

Vineyard Arts Project- July 2018

"In The Mind: The Other Room" by Jeffrey Cirio. 

Hudson Valley Dance Festival 2017. Credit: Francisco Graciano

Featuring styles from ballet to Broadway, 2017's Hudson Valley Dance Festival included performances by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cirio Collective, Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY, Manuel Vignoulle – M/motions, MOMIX, New York Theatre Ballet, Tayeh Dance and choreography by Tony and Emmy Award winner Rob Ashford. Changing leaves, crisp autumn air and breathtaking views of the Hudson River set the scene for the Hudson Valley Dance Festival on October 7, 2017, in Catskill, NY. Two performances of acclaimed and emerging dance companies at Historic Catskill Point raised a record $146,297.

Choreography: Jeffrey Cirio, Cirio Collective

Director: Sean Meehan, Cross River Pictures

Dancers: Lia Cirio, Blaine Hoven, and Brooke Naylor

Music: original composition by Paul Craig and Josh Knowles

Joyce Theater Ballet Festival 2017. Credit: Sabi Varga

Cape Cod 2017. Credit: Roberto Matteo

Joyce Theater Ballet Festival NYC 2017. Credit: Ani Collier

Rehearsals at Vineyard Arts Project and Joyce Theater Ballet Festival NYC 2017. Credit: David Akiba

A video showing what Cirio Collective created in 2016 and the magical things that can happen in just two weeks. Video: Sean Meehan and Cross River Pictures. Cirio Collective Dancers: Isaac Akiba, Jeffrey Cirio, Lia Cirio, Paul Craig, Altan Dugaraa, Blaine Hoven, Whitney Jensen, Emily Mistretta, Brooke Naylor.

Cape Dance Festival 2016. Credit: Sabi Varga

Rehearsals, Wellfleet Preservation Hall, Wellfleet, MA 2016. Credit: Sabi Varga

Teaser video of the Collective working in the studio and collaborating with musicians

Credit: Igor Burlak

Cape Dance Festival 2015. Credit: Todd Lee Photography

Excerpt from "MiniM." Choreography: Jeffrey Cirio Music: Johannes Brahms, Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 in E minor, op.38. Dancers: Isaac Akiba, Jeffrey Cirio, Lia Cirio, Paul Craig, Altan Dugaraa, Whitney Jensen, Emily Mistretta, and Bradley Schlagheck. Filmed on Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Arts Project and by Oak Bluffs Gazebo.

Rehearsals at Vineyard Arts Project, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard 2015. Credit: Jordan Jennings

Credit: Igor Burlak

Cirio Collective Summer Project Promo Video. Video Produced by Cross River Pictures Director/Editor/Camera: Sean Meehan Camera/MoVI Tech: Evan Bourcier Cirio Collective. A collective created by Jeffrey Cirio to explore and develop new choreography. Inaugural summer season- July 2015.

Credit: Igor Burlak