‘On stage Richard Cilli looks like he was born to dance. His fluid, rippling style is eminently watchable.’ - Nina Levy, Dance Australia.
Dancer and choreographer Richard Cilli has performed the work of renowned Australian and international choreographers, including Anouk van Dijk, Gideon Obarzanek, William Forsythe, Lucy Guerin, Rafael Bonachela, Alexander Ekman, Jacopo Godani, Emanuel Gat, Kenneth Kvarnström, Alexander Whitley, Gabrielle Nankivell and Kristina Chan.
He trained at STEPS Youth Dance Company, and then the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, graduating as Most Outstanding Student. Cilli joined Sydney Dance Company in 2009. He won the Helpmann award for Best Male Dancer in 2010 for his performance in Rafael Bonachela’s we unfold. He has been a member of Sydney Dance Company, K.Kvarnström & Co (Stockholm), Lucy Guerin Inc. and Chunky Move (Melbourne).
As a choreographer Cilli has created work for Sydney Dance Company, The Australian Ballet, LINK Dance Company, and WAAPA, as well as independently produced work. Richard is a certified Countertechnique teacher, and continues to perform, teach and make work around Australia.