Lilyan Vigo Ellis

Lilyan Vigo Ellis

Lilyan Vigo Ellis was born in Miami, Florida where she began her study of dance training privately with Liana Navarro.  Ms. Vigo Ellis  attended Harid Conservatory for two years and graduated from North Carolina School of the Arts in 1996. Ms. Vigo Ellis was a  principal dancer with the Southern Ballet Theatre in Orlando before joining Carolina Ballet . A founding member of Carolina Ballet, Ms. Vigo Ellis created many principal parts in new works including Robert Weiss’ Firebird, Swan Lake, Beauty and the Beast, and Cinderella.  In 2000 she was nominated for and received the Princess Grace Award.  She has been the subject of a feature article in Dance Magazine.  This is Ms. Vigo Ellis’s second year with The Raleigh School of Ballet.