Alumni Spotlight – Silas Farley

Our monthly Alumni Spotlight series continues with a brand new episode featuring alumnus and SAB Principal Guest Teacher Silas Farley. Watch as Mr. Farley shares how coming to SAB opened up all kinds of opportunities for him to grow as a dancer, a choreographer, a scholar as well as a teacher!

Mr. Farley currently serves as the Armstrong Artist in Residence in Ballet in The Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, TX. He is a former dancer with New York City Ballet and former Dean of the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute at The Colburn School in Los Angeles, CA.

He has taught nationally and internationally for numerous organizations including the Slovak National Ballet, Peabody Conservatory, Hartt School, Chautauqua School of Dance, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, and the Kennedy Center. He has choreographed for the School of American Ballet, the New York Choreographic Institute, Columbia Ballet Collaborative at Columbia University, Works & Process at The Guggenheim, Houston Ballet, The Washington Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and New York City Ballet. He is a former Alumnus Trustee of Professional Children’s School and serves on the Board of The George Balanchine Foundation.

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