Julia CinquemaniCorps de Ballet
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Julia Cinquemani was born in Dallas, Texas, and received her ballet training at Dallas Ballet Center. She concurrently studied dance at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She spent five summers studying at the School of American Ballet in New York City. In 2008, she was named a Texas Young Master by The Texas Commission on the Arts. That same year, she left home at the age of 16 to train with Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Professional Division for two years. Cinquemani joined Los Angeles Ballet under the direction of Colleen Neary and Thordal Christensen in 2010, was promoted to soloist in 2012 and principal in 2014.
During her seven seasons at Los Angeles Ballet Cinquemani performed lead roles in George Balanchine’s Raymonda Variations, Divertimento No. 15, Stars and Stripes, Agon, La Sonnambula, The Four Temperaments and Piano Concerto No. 2, Jiří Kylián’s Sechs Tanze, and in La Slyphide and Napoli.
In addition, Cinquemani has performed principal roles in Balanchine’s Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Who Cares?, Concerto Barocco, “Rubies” and Serenade, as well as in the full-length classics The Nutcracker (Marie, Rose, Arabian), Swan Lake (Odette/Odile), Sleeping Beauty (Aurora, Princess Florine), Giselle (Giselle), Don Quixote (Kitri), and Juliet in Sir Frederick Ashton’s Romeo and Juliet. In 2016, She had her European debut at the Staatsballett Karlsruhe Gala in Germany performing an excerpt from Romeo and Juliet.
She joined MCB as a corps de ballet member in 2017.