Elaine Blank

Ballet San Antonio
School of Ballet San Antonio

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Joined BSA:

Promoted to Soloist in 2023

Elaine Blank began her training in her hometown at Pennsylvania Regional Ballet. In 2013, she began training at The Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington D.C where she studied under master teachers and performed classical and contemporary repertoire before graduating in 2016. 

After graduating from The Kirov Academy, she danced with The Universal Ballet of South Korea where she performed numerous roles including Tenderness Fairy in Sleeping Beauty, Corps de Ballet in Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet, Russian Pas de trois and many other roles in The Nutcracker. 

Now in her fifth season with Ballet San Antonio, Elaine has had the privilege to perform featured roles such as Red Queen in Brain Enos’ Alice in Wonderland, Godmother in Connie Mathot’s Cinderella, and Lead Mirliton in Easton and Haley Smith’s The Nutcracker. 

Get to know Elaine

When did you start dancing, and why?

Ballet has been with me my whole life and has always felt like a place where I can create and express both the beauty and the struggle of the human condition.

What inspires you as a professional dancer?

My inspiration for dancing has always come from a place of emotion. Dance is a universal mode of expression that can be understood by anyone no matter the language they speak or the background they come from. I ultimately always want to convey a feeling.

Why did you choose Ballet San Antonio?

Ballet San Antonio is an environment unlike any I’ve experienced before. Our team supports each other and works hard to create a positive and fulfilling atmosphere every day that elevates the final product on stage