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 2013 Ms. Turkel joined Ballet San Antonio. She has performed many roles including Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, the Sugarplum Fairy and Dew Drop in The Nutcracker, and Gabriel Zertuche’s Valsa de San Valentino. Ms. Turkel was promoted to First Soloist in 2014.