Silas Farley

We are proud to announce that Silas Farley, former New York City Ballet dancer, will be teaching at Dallas Ballet Center. Mr. Farley recently retired from NYCB to accept a position at SMU, as the Armstrong Visiting Artist-in-Residence in Ballet at Meadows for the 2020-21 school year.

As recently noted in the SMU announcement: “A national dance star who has been profiled in The New York Times, Dance Magazine, The New Yorker and Vogue, Farley joined New York City Ballet (NYCB) in 2012 and danced with the company until 2020, performing principal roles in the works of George Balanchine and Christopher Wheeldon and originating roles in ballets by Wheeldon, Lauren Lovette, and Justin Peck. In addition to teaching at SMU Meadows, he is a guest teacher at The School of American Ballet (SAB), which is the official school of NYCB, and has also guest taught with companies around the globe. A choreographer since age 11, Farley has created ballets for SAB, Ballet Academy East, The New York Choreographic Institute, and Columbia Ballet Collaborative at Columbia University. In summer 2017, he served as the choreographer for the Practicing Silence workshop at Grace Farms Foundation in New Canaan, Conn. For this, he collaborated with poet Ilya Kaminsky on a ballet adaptation of Kaminsky’s National Book Award-winning work, Deaf Republic. In fall 2017, Farley was commissioned by MetLiveArts to create a new site-specific ballet, Songs from the Spirit, which premiered in March 2019 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In spring 2020, he was commissioned by the performing arts series Works & Process at the Guggenheim Museum to choreograph for its Virtual Commissions initiative. In addition, The Washington Ballet has commissioned Farley to choreograph a new ballet for its 2020-21 season.

Farley was an inaugural Jerome Robbins Dance Division Research Fellow at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (NYPL-LPA), where his research earned him Lincoln Center’s 2015 Martin E. Segal Award. He has lectured extensively on ballet and is the writer and host of “Hear the Dance,” a regular program on City Ballet The Podcast. He is an alumnus/trustee of Professional Children’s School in New York and a member of the board of directors of The George Balanchine Foundation.”

Ballet IB Monday

Monday: 5:30-6:30 PM

Beginning Ballet Tuesday 5:30

Tuesday: 5:30-6:15 PM

Pre K Ballet/Tap Thursday

Thursday: 10:15-11:15 AM

Pre K Ballet/Tap Friday 12:30

Friday: 12:30-1:30 PM

Ballet IIA Tuesday 6:00

Tuesday: 6:00-7:00 PM

Jazz Intermediate I Thursday

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Ballet IA Saturday

Saturday: 10:00-11:00 AM

Ballet IIB Monday 5:30

Monday: 5:30-6:30 PM

Janie’s Creative Movement Wednesday

Wednesday: 9:30-10:15 AM

Adult Beginning/Intermediate Ballet Thursday

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