Joined KCB in 2014
Lilliana Hagerman was born in Pordenone, Italy, and began her dance training at the age of six in Hillsborough, IL after her family moved back to the United States. From twelve years of age, Mrs. Hagerman began attending the Orlando Ballet summer intensives, where she was honored to obtain training from notorious ballet stars such as Fernando Bujones, Gelsey Kirkland, Olivier Munoz, and Julie Kent. In 2009, Mrs. Hagerman was very excited to join Orlando Ballet’s trainee program under the direction of Peter Stark, and in 2010 she accepted a position into the Orlando Ballet Second Company under the direction of Dierdre Miles Burger. Mrs. Hagerman competed at the 2012 YAGP semifinals in Tampa, FL and was awarded the silver medal for her senior contemporary solo and top 12 for her senior classical variation. Very soon afterwards, she was asked to join the Orlando Ballet main company under the direction of Robert Hill, where she would perform roles such as the Evil Queen in Chiaki Yasukawa’s Snow White, and Girl in Black in Telmo Moreira’s Barco Negro. In 2014, Mrs. Hagerman was delighted to join Kansas City Ballet. Since her time here, she has performed George Balanchine ballets such as Diamonds, The Four Temperaments and Theme and Variations. She has also performed roles such as Dorothy in Septime Webre’s The Wizard of Oz, the Sugar Plum Fairy in Devon Carney’s The Nutcracker, pas de deux woman for Jerome Robbin’s Interplay, Mrs. Hutchinson in Val Caniparoli’s The Lottery, four little swans, pa de trois and Neapolitan in Devon Carney’s Swan Lake, Nichette in Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias and featured roles in William Forsythe’s In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated, Helen Pickett’s Petal, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Tulips and Lobster and Matthew Neenan’s The Uneven amongst many others. In 2018 Mrs. Hagerman was honored to be one of the ten dancers nominated worldwide for Pointe Magazine’s “Stars of the Corps”. In May of 2019 she was chosen by Septime Webre and Artistic Director Devon Carney to represent Kansas City Ballet at the world renowned Prix Benois de la Danse in Moscow, Russia by performing the role of Dorothy in Septime Webre‘s The Wizard of Oz at the Bolshoi Theatre. She is thrilled to begin her eighth season with Kansas City Ballet.