Company Dancer Lilliana Hagerman began dancing with Kansas City Ballet’s KCB II in 2014. In 2015 she was promoted to a company apprentice, and she’s been a member of the company ever since.
Q: WHEN DID YOU START DANCING?
A: I was born in Italy and grew up in lots of places. My parents put me in dance classes when I was 6 after returning to the USA. They said I would dance everywhere I went, so they decided to enroll me into dance classes.
Q: as a professional athlete as well as artist, what makes up your diet and fitness routine?
A: I am a pescatarian. I eat meat every now and then. But I take vitamins every day. I also try not to eat unhealthy food, but every now and then it happens.
Q: What is something most people wouldn’t know about you?
A: I had two hip surgeries when I was only 21.
Q: What do you enjoy most about being a dancer?
A: When I dance there is no room for outside problems. So for the few minutes I’m dancing, I am completely blissful.