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Global Ballet Teachers: Our Mission Our mission at Global Ballet Teachers is to promote diversity and equity in the arts by creating free community-lead courses, classes, and resources to educate and empower ballet teachers around the world.

The Reach Our community has members in over 40 countries from Nigeria, Ghana, Mexico, Russia, Argentina, USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa to name a few.

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Cecilia Iliesiu (she/her) is from New York, New York. She studied at the School of American Ballet and also with Francois Perron and Deborah Wingert at Studio Maestro. She attended summer courses at Boston Ballet School, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Chautauqua Institute, San Francisco Ballet School, and William Forsythe’s ART of workshop under Kathryn Bennetts. Cecilia joined Carolina Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2009 and was promoted to soloist in 2014. She joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2015, was promoted to soloist in 2020 and principal in 2022.

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