Company Artist with the Joffrey since 2016
Lucia Connolly was born in Los Angeles, California, and began her training at age five with Westside School of Ballet under the direction of Yvonne Mounsey. There she performed in many ballets including The Nutcracker (Sugarplum Fairy), Sleeping Beauty (Aurora), Serenade (Waltz Girl), and Don Quixote (Kitri).
In 2016, she graduated from The School of American Ballet. There she performed in Jerome Robbins’ Fanfare in the annual Workshop Performance. She also danced at both the Women's Choreographic Institute and the New York Choreographic Institute appearing in new works by Rachel Hutsell and Dana Genshaft. Connolly has attended summer programs at The School of American Ballet, San Francisco Ballet School, and Boston Ballet School, all on scholarship. She has also performed two seasons with Barak Ballet, originating roles in Aether by Melissa Barak, and Tableaux Vivants by Nicolas Blanc.
Her other interests include going to the beach, cooking, and hanging out with family and friends, without whom nothing would be possible.