Leigh Lijoi

Lijoi joined the Lubovitch company this year. Originally from West Chester, Ohio, she trained under the direction of Alexei Kremnev and Anna Reznik as well as with the Otto M. Budig Academy of Cincinnati Ballet and the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music. Lijoi began her professional career with Cincinnati Ballet where she had the opportunity to perform works by Val Caniparoli, Viktor Kabaniaev, and Twyla Tharp in addition to more classical repertoire. For the past several years she danced with Ballet Memphis where she was privileged to work with many choreographers including Mark Godden, Camille A. Brown, Julia Adam, Abou Lagraa, and Emily Coates. The National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts has recognized her with a merit award in ballet. Other dancing credits include the Cincinnati Opera and the Patrick Notaro Dance Project. Lijoi is very much looking forward to dancing the Lubovitch company.