Central Illinois Ballet

Company Members

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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 she trained at the Rock School for Dance Education, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Ballet Theatre of Maryland, and Oklahoma City Ballet to which she had received a scholarship. Throughout her high school years, Gillian attended classes at First State Ballet under Pasha Kambalov. Upon graduating high school in 2015, 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. This past summer Gillian danced with Burklyn Ballet under Joanne Whitehill, in Johnson Vermont. She is very excited for the 2022-2023 season with Central Illinois Ballet.