Born in Shanghai, China, Sirui Liu started her dance training with the Shanghai Dance School in the year 2000. After 7 years of training, Ms. Liu continued her studies at the Shanghai Theater Academy for four years. In 2011 Sirui started her professional career in the United States with the Cincinnati Ballet as a Corp de Ballet member. In 2016 she got promoted to Principal with the company.
In 2009 Sirui won the gold medal in the senior division at the Ninth Taolibei National Dance Competition in China. She also won the gold medal in the senior division at the Beijing International Ballet Competition in China in 2010. Sirui was included in Dance Magazine’s Top 25 Dancers to Watch in 2017.
In 2011 Sirui was invited to dance in the Hong Kong Ballet’s production of Swan Lake. In 2016 Sirui got invited to dance in the Gala “Night of Ballet” in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. She has danced several Pas de Deux including Black Swan, Don Quixote, Esmeralda, Diana and Acteon, Le Corsaire, Paquita, Coppelia. She has also performed principal roles such as Odette and Odile in Swan Lake, Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen in Nutcracker, Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty, Waltz girl in Balanchine’s Serenade, Tall girl in Balanchine’s Rubies, Cinderella in Cinderella, The Chosen One in Rite of Spring, Pas couple in Minus 16, amongst other ballets.
Ms. Liu has also worked with internationally acclaimed choreographers such as Val Caniparoli, Yuri Possokhov, Kirk Peterson, Trey Mcintyre, Alejandro Cerrudo, Ohad Naharin, Annabelle Lope Ochoa, Nicolo Fonte, Garrett Smith, Justin Peck, Septime Webre, Jennifer Archibald, Ma Cong, Travis Wall, etc.
Ms. Liu also has been invited to teach at Shanghai Dance College of Shanghai Theatre Academy, Le Jeune Dance, Ballet Tech Ohio, De La Dance, Cincinnati Ballet Youth Summer Intensive, amongst other schools. Ms.Liu is the co-owner of Active Royale.