Sofiane Sylve (© David Allen)
Joined as a Principal Dancer in 2008.
Sofiane Sylve was born in Nice, France, where she studied at the Académie de Dance. She danced with Germany’s Stadttheater, the Dutch National Ballet, and New York City Ballet prior to performing with San Francisco Ballet as a guest artist in 2007 and joining the Company as a principal dancer in 2009. Sylve has created roles in Wheeldon’s Ghosts and Zanella’s Underskin, among others. She has also performed lead roles in a variety of ballets, including Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and “Diamonds”; Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House; Forsythe’s Artifact Suite and in the middle, somewhat elevated; MacMillan’s Winter Dreams; van Manen’s Two Pieces for Het (For Rachel); McGregor’s Chroma and Eden/Eden, Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons; Robbins’ In the Night; Tomasson’s The Fifth Season and Prism; and Tudor’s Jardin aux Lilas. Prior to joining the Company, she danced a variety of works by George Balanchine, Jorma Elo, William Forsythe, Hans van Manen, Wayne McGregor, Alexei Ratmansky, Jerome Robbins, Glen Tetley, and Christopher Wheeldon. Sylve has performed as a guest artist with numerous international companies.