Most established ballet companies also operate affiliated ballet schools, and now Ballet San Antonio will have one as well. The company just announced the formation of a training program to be led by Sofiane Sylve, a French-born ballerina who has been a principal dancer of San Francisco Ballet since 2008.
“Sofiane Sylve is a world-class talent. Her notable accomplishments on stage as an artist and in the studio as a teacher are top notch, and will be a tremendous asset to San Antonio and key to elevating Ballet San Antonio to the next level, regionally, nationally and internationally,” said BSA’s executive director Evin Nicole Eubanks in the press release. Scheduled to open in September, the new school will start registering students in April.
Sylve will also serve as artistic adviser to the ballet company, starting with the 2020-21 season, which is about to be announced.