Joined Ballet West: 2017

Lillian Casscells was born in Houston, Texas where she began her training at The Houston Ballet Academy. She moved to Washington, D.C. and continued her training at the Washington School of Ballet under the direction of Kee Juan Han. Lillian finished her training in New York City at The School of American Ballet. Upon graduation, she accepted an apprenticeship at the SemperOper Ballet in Dresden, Germany. There she performed works by Sir Kenneth MacMillan, George Balanchine and Aaron Watkin. In 2017 Lillian joined Ballet West as a member of corps de ballet. There she performs the works of Frederick Ashton, John Cranko, Twyla Tharp, and, many others.

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Click below to see Lillian’s roles.

2022-23 Season

  • Onegin (Cranko)
  • Concerto Barocco (Balanchine)
  • Rodeo (DeMille) Ranch Owner’s Daughter


  • Galantheae (LaPlane) – Ballet West in the Garden, Red Butte Garden Amphitheater, Salt Lake City, Utah

2021-22 Season

  • Dracula (Stevenson) Barmaid, Bride
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Frau Stahlbaum, Grandmother, Spanish
  • Romeo + Juliet (Smuin) Rosaline, Capulet Harlot
  • Glass Pieces (Robbins) “Akhenaten”
  • Galantheae (LaPlane) Choreographic Festival (Rose Wagner Theater, Salt Lake City)


  • Paquita (Kunikova, after Petipa) – Ballet West in the Garden, Red Butte Garden Amphitheater, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Romeo + Juliet (Smuin) Capulet Harlot – George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center, Park City, Utah

2020-21 Season

  • Nine Sinatra Songs (Tharp) “Somethin’ Stupid,” “My Way”
  • Precious Gems
    • Precious Jewels Variations from Aladdin (Robinson Harris and Dolkas)
    • Paquita (Kunikova after Petipa)
  • Resist Much, Obey Little (Naumann) Choreographic Festival (Rose Wagner Theater, Salt Lake City)

2019-20 Season

  • Le Chant Du Rossingnol (Balanchine) Court Lady
  • Prodigal Son (Balanchine) Sister
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Spanish
  • Giselle (Sklute, after Coralli and Perrot) Peasant Woman, Wilis


  • Giselle (Sklute, after Coralli and Perrot) – The Soraya, Los Angeles, California

2018-19 Season

  • Jewels (Balanchine) Emeralds, Diamonds
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Spanish
  • Swan Lake (Sklute, after Petipa and Ivanov) Polish Princess, Hungarian Princess Escort, Swan Maiden
  • Onegin (Cranko) Neighbors

2017-18 Season

  • Serenade (Balanchine)
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen)
  • Cinderella (Ashton) The Stars


  • Dances for Lou(Caniparoli) – Joyce Theater, New York City, New York