- Nice, France
- Académie de Danse, Nice, France
- Company Membership
Joined as a principal dancer in 2008
Sofiane Sylve has danced principal roles in Tomasson’s Giselle (Myrtha), Nutcracker (Sugar Plum Fairy and Grand Pas de Deux Ballerina), Romeo & Juliet (Lady Capulet); and Swan Lake (Odette/Odile); Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote (Mercedes); and Balanchine’s Coppélia (Prayer). She created principal roles in Bubeníček’s Fragile Vessels Forsythe’s Pas/Parts 2016, Liang’s Symphonic Dances, McGregor’s Borderlands, Ratmansky’s From Foreign Lands, Scarlett’s Fearful Symmetries, Wheeldon’s Ghosts, and Zanella’s Underskin, among others.
Her repertory includes principal roles in Balanchine’s Agon, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, Diamonds, Emeralds, The Four Temperaments, Prodigal Son, Rubies, Serenade, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and Symphony in C; Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House; Forsythe’s Artifact Suite, in the middle, somewhat elevated, and The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude; Lifar’s Suite en Blanc; MacMillan’s Winter Dreams; van Manen’s Two Pieces for Het (For Rachel) and Variations for Two Couples; McGregor’s Chroma and Eden/Eden; Possokhov’s Swimmer; Ratmansky’s Le Carnaval des Animaux, Russian Seasons, Seven Sonatas, and Shostakovich Trilogy; Robbins’ Dances at a Gathering, Glass Pieces, and In the Night; Tomasson’s The Fifth Season and Prism; Taylor’s Company B; Tudor’s Jardin aux Lilas; and Wheeldon’s Continuum and Pas de Deux from There Where She Loved.
Sofiane danced Lady Capulet in the 2015 film of Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet (Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance). She performed at the Premio Danza&Danza Gala in Brescia, Italy; Chicago Dancing Festival, The Australian Ballet’s 50th Anniversary Gala, and Dutch National Ballet’s 50th anniversary. A principal guest faculty member at San Francisco Ballet School, she served as teacher/coach at Indianapolis International Ballet Competition in 2015.