Lillian DiPiazza and Sterling Baca (Pennsylvania Ballet) in Giselle pas de deux, music by Adolphe Adam, choreography by Jules Perrot. Shot at Panama Ballet Festival Gala concert, 28.7.2019 in Panama City.
Lillian DiPiazza is a Principal Dancer with Pennsylvania Ballet. Her hometown is Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. Lillian DiPiazza began her dance training at Maryland Youth Ballet. Lillian joined Pennsylvania Ballet in 2008 as a member of PBII. She was promoted to apprentice for our 2009/2010 season, corps de ballet for 2011/2012, and soloist for 2013/2014. In 2016, she was promoted to the rank of principal dancer. In 2014, Lillian was profiled for Dance Magazine’s “On the Rise” section. She also appeared in the critically acclaimed feature film Black Swan.
Sterling Baca is a Principal Dancer with Pennsylvania Ballet. His hometown is Larkspur, Colorado, USA. Sterling Baca began his training at age 11 at the Academy of Colorado Ballet and later with world-renowned instructor German Zamuel. He then studied with American Ballet Theatre (ABT), at first attending five of their summer intensive programs (as a National Training and Bender Foundation Scholar) and later in their elite pre-professional program at the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School with full scholarship. Sterling danced with American Ballet Theatre, where he began in 2010 as a member of their second company. He was invited to join the main company as an apprentice in May 2011 and soon after promoted to the corps de ballet in December of that same year. Sterling joined Pennsylvania Ballet as a Principal Dancer for our 2016/2017 season.
Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of Panama Ballet Festival, special thanks to Ivan Sepulveda