Silver Barkes


Silver received most of her training with the Marin ballet in the SF Bay Area and San Francisco ballet schools. Joining State Street Ballet in year 2000 was a wonderful "stepping stone" to her career at Ballet West in Salt Lake City UT from 2004-2011 as a Corp de Ballet member. In her years at Ballet West she was fortunate to work with the Balanchine trust and many, many esteemed Choreographers. As a Corps de Ballet member she did numerous soloist and demi soloist rolls over the years. In 2012 she came out of retirement to once again dance with the company and join the cast of the hit reality TV show Breaking Pointe as one of their main characters. Silver also was very fortunate to be able to attend and be certified in American Ballet Theater Teacher Training program in the summer of 2014 to further her teaching knowledge. 

Not only has she had a Ballet career she also is a accomplished Professional Makeup Artist, receiving her degree in 2012. 

Currently, Silver teaches at Creative Arts Academy in Bountiful as co-ballet director creating a beautiful program for their students. She also teaches at Waterford private school. And most recently has excitedly joined the staff at Ballet West Academy! Silver has also found her passion for choreography.... Having her pieces chosen and awarded in many competitions as judges choice. 

Silver’s love for Ballet through out her career has really inspired her as a teacher. She so excited to continue to work and grow as a teacher and share her knowledge with her students!!!

Madison Salazar