Ballet San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
Promoted to Soloist in 2023
Aidan Carrasquel is a native San Antonian. He began his dance training at Ballet San Antonio under the direction of Maryra Worthen, the founder of Ballet San Antonio. Aidan was a National Training Scholarship recipient from American Ballet Theatre and is now a two-time Jacob’s Pillow Alumni, under the tutelage of Anna-Marie Holmes. He was the first student to premiere his original choreography on the Inside Out Stage at Jacob’s Pillow. Following his Inside Out stage debut, he received a scholarship to The Rock School for Dance Education under the direction of Bo and Stephanie Spassoff. While at The Rock, he competed at YAGP winning first place in multiple categories.After graduation from The Rock, Aidan received the Rory Schwartz Scholarship from the Washington School of Ballet under the direction of Kee Juan Han. He competed again in YAGP while training in DC and again won first place in multiple categories. At the Washington School of Ballet, Aidan performed in the world premiere of “ICONS”, at the Italian Embassy, choreographed by Mimmo Miccolis.
While dancing at Ballet San Antonio, Carrasquel has performed a wide range of roles. From his earliest appearance years ago as the mischievous brother Fritz in The Nutcracker through the Peasant Pas de Duet from Giselle, to the demanding Lead Couple of George Balanchine’s Rubies, to the romantic Prince Desire from Swan Lake and the swashbuckling Mercutio from Edwaard Liang’s Romeo and Juliet.
Get to know Aidan
When did you start dancing and why?
I started dancing when I was about 14 years old, I started dancing as rehabilitation after a catastrophic emergency surgery.
What inspired you? What inspires you as a pro?
I am inspired by so many things, but I have been recently inspired by consistency! Motivation comes and goes, Consistency is everything!
Why did you choose BSA, and for some both BSA-SBSA?
Ballet San Antonio is the epitome of the Power of Friendship!