Sally Turkel began her ballet training at Cary Ballet Conservatory in Cary, North Carolina. At age 14, she was accepted to the residential high school ballet studies program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Ms. Turkel has danced with Houston Ballet II, Carolina Ballet, Houston Ballet and Stiefel and Stars. She danced professionally for five seasons with Denver’s Colorado Ballet. Here she performed a wide variety of classical and contemporary roles, including the Serenity Fairy and Puss and Boots in Sleeping Beauty, Little Swans in Swan Lake and Balanchine’s Theme and Variations. She considers herself fortunate to have worked with inspiring choreographers such as Stephen Mills, Michael Pink, Emery LeCrone and Stanton Welch, among others. In October 2013, Ms. Turkel made her Ballet San Antonio debut dancing the lead roles of Cinderella and Fairy Godmother in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella.
Ms. Turkel also enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and tubing. This past summer, she climbed her first 14,000 foot mountain and she can’t wait to climb another one!