Jay Markov

Ballet San Antonio
School of Ballet San Antonio

Phoenix, AZ

Joined BSA:

Jay began his training at age 7 with Slawomir and Irena Wozniak of Master Ballet Academy. He continued on to receive full scholarships and training at San Francisco Ballet School and Harid Conservatory. Jay’s professional career began in 2012 dancing with Ballet Arizona and later on 

Los Angeles Ballet, Festival Ballet of Providence, and Ballet Palm Beach. He has enjoyed performing numerous principal and Soloist roles in classic’s such as Giselle, Swan Lake, Napoli, Romeo and Juliet, and La Bayadere. As well as Balanchine’s productions of Western Symphony, Violin Concerto, Prodigal Son, Who Cares, Four Temperaments and more. Some of his favorite roles have been Waltz Boy in Balanchine’s Serenade and Oberon in Ashton’s The Dream. Jay has been privileged to work under directors and choreographers Ib Anderson, Thordal Christensen, Colleen and Patricia Neary, Meghan Lou, Aszure Barton, Alejandro Cerrudo, Viktor Plotnikov, and Yury Yanowsky. When not dancing Jay enjoys teaching students and performing as a guest artist for schools.

Get to know Jay

When did you start dancing, and why?
I started dancing at age 7 because I had a strong love for music and rhythm. I found movement was the best way to express myself creatively.

What inspires you to be a professional dancer?
I have always been inspired by the creative process of working on a piece. I love how each piece of music dictates unique movements and allows me to add my own individuality into the role.

Why did you choose Ballet San Antonio?
I chose BSA for a chance to work with the artistic staff and gain more opportunities as a dancer. I have been teaching for 10 years and am excited to join the SBSA staff to help.