Corps de Ballet in 2017
Dr. Robert Schantz
Sam Ainley began training at The School of Sacramento Ballet at age 10 under the direction of Melanie Haller, followed by Crockett-Deane Ballet under the direction of Barbara Crockett, Allyson Dean and Don Schwennesen. In 2013, Mr. Ainley joined the School of American Ballet with mentorship from Jock Soto. At age 17, he accepted a position with Boston Ballet ll.