Corps de Ballet
Ballet San Antonio
Aiden began his dance career at the age of 5 in Johnston, Iowa. In 2011, he began his training under Serkan Hasanusta and Lori Grooters. In 2018, he continued under Alexei Kremnev and Anna Reznik at A&A Ballet in Chicago, IL. After great recommendation from fellow dancers and peers, he joined Ballet San Antonio in their 2022-2023 season and remains there today.
Aiden has received numerous scholarships to study at companies such as A&A Ballet, Star Power Dance Company, Gulfshore Ballet, and Joffrey Ballet. He has performed in several ballets such as The Nutcracker, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Peter Pan, The Wizard Of Oz, Rhapsody in Blue, and has performed with the Opera San Antonio in the showcase of Romeo and Juliet. He placed 1st and 2nd place in YAGP regional competitions. He has also placed 1st in the WBAC regionals going onto placing 2nd at the World Nationals in Niagara Falls, ON. One of his many forms of motivation comes from the people around him every day striving to be the best artists we can be, and the students he teaches along the way. His aspirations are to continue his ballet career and teaching, which will lead him into being an artistic director one day.
Get to know Aiden
When did you start dancing, and why?
I started dancing when I was just five years old. After always being at the studio for my older sister watching in on all the classes, a teacher brought me in to try. Immediately, I found joy in the level of difficulty it brought me.
What inspires you to be a professional dancer?
Being inspired and motivated for me comes from within. I strive to consistently improve, always pushing and trying to chase my idols such as Steve McRae, Xander Parish and Ivan Vasiliev, to name a few.
Why did you choose Ballet San Antonio?
I chose Ballet San Antonio to call home after great referrals from former directors and guest dancers I’ve met previously. It’s truly been a pleasure to be under the care of our artistic director, Sofiane Sylve, and Rehearsal Director, Rafael Ferreras.