Silas Farley

Featured Roles Since Joining NYCB

George Balanchine
  • Firebird
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Theseus, Titania's Cavalier)
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Cavalier, Hot Chocolate)
Peter Martins
  • Bal de Couture
  • Romeo+Juliet (Prince of Verona)
  • Swan Lake (Von Rotbart)

Originated a featured role in

  • Nicolas Blanc: Mothership

Originated a corps role in

  • JR: Les Bosquets
  • Christopher Wheeldon: American Rhapsody

Silas Farley is a member of New York City Ballet’s corps de ballet. He started ballet, jazz, and tap training with Sal and Barbara Messina in Charlotte, North Carolina, when he was 7 years old. At the age of 9, he was accepted into the boys’ scholarship class of North Carolina Dance Theatre School of Dance, where his teachers were NYCB alumni Patricia McBride, Kathryn Moriarty, and Mark Diamond. At the age of 14, Mr. Farley attended the summer course at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of NYCB, and was then invited to enroll as a full-time student. A choreographer since age 11, Mr. Farley created ballets to music by Gustav Holst for SAB’s 2010 and 2011 Student Choreography Workshops, as well as a work for the 2012 summer session of the New York Choreographic Institute, and a pi├Ęce d’occasion for the SAB 2013 Winter Ball. In 2012 he was one of two advanced SAB students selected by Peter Martins for a student teaching pilot program at SAB. In August 2012, Mr. Farley became an apprentice with NYCB and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in August 2013.


Mr. Farley is a recipient of the 2015 Martin E. Segal Award and the 2012 Mae L. Wien Award, as well as the 2012 Jeffrey Lawrence Award for Excellence in all Subjects at Professional Children’s School.

Portrait © Paul Kolnik