Corina Gill began her training at Black Mountain Dance Center in San Diego, California. She graduated high school at 16 and was accepted into the University of California Irvine’s well-known dance program on scholarship where she received her bachelor’s degree. She danced in several ballet companies, including San Diego Ballet, Ballet Tech, Ballet Pacifica, and State Street Ballet before joining Los Angeles Ballet at its launch in 2006. While there, she danced principal roles and was coached by co-directors Collen Neary and Thordal Christiansen. Corina attributes these years to one of the periods of the most growth in her professional career.
In 2009, Corina joined Boston Ballet in the corps de ballet, and in 2012 was featured in Pointe Magazine’s “Dancer Spotlight” by Ashley Rivers. In 2016, Corina was promoted to second soloist. Since joining, she has been able to enjoy a large variety of types of ballets and roles including many soloist and principal opportunities. Corina’s favorite roles include “Kate” from William Forsythe’s The Second Detail, and Norbert Vesak’s Belong pas de deux. Mary Hierholzer of the New Boston Post said of Corina in this role that, “she excelled in the demanding role that requires strength, intricate technique, gracefulness, and emotional intimacy.”
Before coming to Harvard, Corina has been a guest teacher at various ballet schools throughout the country, teaching master classes and summer intensive courses. She teaches annually at Boston Ballet School’s summer dance program, where she has served as a faculty member. Corina is also mat certified by the Pilates Method Alliance and holds her Master’s Certificate in Non-Profit Management.