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Central Illinois Ballet

Company Members


Gillian Letonoff

Gillian started dancing in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. From second grade to eighth grade,
Gillian attended Southern Delaware School of the Arts in Selbyville, Delaware. While at SDSA,
she studied visual art, instrumental music, vocal music, acting and dance. In 2006, she began
training with Kate Downes Walker at Sussex Dance Academy. There, she concentrated on ballet
but supplemented her dance education studying jazz and contemporary. During the summers,
Gillian trained at the Rock School for Dance Education, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Ballet
Theatre of Maryland, and Oklahoma City Ballet to which she received a scholarship. Throughout her high school years, Gillian attended classes at First State Ballet under Pasha Kambalov.


Upon graduating high school, Gillian accepted a trainee position with Ballet Theatre of
Maryland where she danced with the company through 2018. In 2018, Gillian accepted a trainee
position with the Oklahoma City Ballet where she danced two seasons. From 2020-2022 Gillian
danced with American Repertory Ballet under the direction of Ethan Stiefel. During her summers,
Gillian dances with Burklyn Ballet under Joanne Whitehill, in Johnson Vermont. This is her
second season with CIB.

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