Although Jeffrey Cirio was raised in Philadelphia, his father came to the USA from the Phillipines as a child and his mother is of Irish and German descent. He trained at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and, subsequently, at the Boston and Orlando Ballet Schools.
A laureate of several competitions, Jeffrey graduated into the corps of Boston Ballet in 2009, becoming a Principal there in 2012. In 2015, Jeffrey established an artistic group (Cirio Collective) which has been performing this summer. The same year, he moved to American Ballet Theatre as a soloist and, soon afterwards, danced Colas in La Fille Mal Gardeé. He was promoted to Principal in 2016.
In 2017, Jeffrey guested with English National Ballet (ENB) – notably as Hilarion in Akram Khan’s Giselle, as The Messenger in Song of the Earth and as James in La Sylphide - and subsequently joined the Company as a Lead Principal in 2018.
With ENB, Jeffrey has danced most of the leading male roles in the Company’s repertoire to considerable acclaim and Akram Khan has choreographed his much-anticipated new work – Creature – on him.