Philip Slocki began dancing at the age of seven in Clear Lake. At the age of 12, he left home to study ballet at Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C where he continued his training until the age of 18. Since joining Texas Ballet Theater in 2008, Mr. Slocki has enjoyed performing roles such as Reinfield in Ben Stevenson’s Dracula, Bluebird in The Sleeping Beauty and Agnes Dei in Mozart Requiem, and is now in his ninth season with Texas Ballet Theater.
Where are you from?
When did you begin dancing?
Clear Lake, TX at RAFA when I was 7
Why did you begin dancing?
To occupy my time while waiting on my sister and to calm my competitive side
When did you join Texas Ballet Theater?
What is your favorite ballet to see?
What is your favorite ballet to perform/what is your favorite role you have performed?
Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet
What surprised you the most about being a professional dancer?
How quickly you need to pick things up
What sound do you love?
Do you enjoy teaching or choreographing?
Yes I enjoy both and appreciate the opportunity to do both with TBT
What other talents do you have besides dancing?
Singing and playing the guitar; swimming and fishing
What outdoor activities do you enjoy?
Fishing, camping and hiking with my dogs
What would your best friends say about you?
What is your favorite part of a performance?
The rush and relief of a good show