From: Asheville, NC
Miles Sollars-White, an Asheville native, started his ballet training at the age of 7 in south Florida. He continued his dance training in Asheville and was accepted into the high school dance program at University North Carolina School of the Arts under Dean Ethan Stiefel. Miles has attended summer programs at Miami City Ballet and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre on full scholarship and Houston Ballet with a full scholarship and stipend. While attending UNCSA Miles performed in ballets such as Jerome Robbins’ Fanfare, Sir Fredrick Ashton’s Les Patineurs, James Kudelka’s Gazebo Dances and was the original nutcracker prince in Ethan Stiefel’s The Nutcracker. After his 3rd year at UNCSA he was accepted with a full scholarship to the Miami City Ballet school under director Edward Villella, and later, Lourdes Lopez. While in the school, Miles performed in August Bournonville’s Pas de Vestal, Balanchine’s Serenade, as well as principal roles in Geta Constantinescu’s Carnival of the Animals and Balanchine’s Allegro Brilliante. After his 2nd year at Miami City, Miles was accepted into the graduate program at Pittsburgh Ballet Theater under director Terrance S. Orr. While at the school he auditioned for Carolina Ballet and joined in February of the 2014-15 season as an apprentice and was promoted to the corps de ballet the following season.