Silas has been a student of the Xclaim Centre for the Arts (formerly Charisma) since 2011. He is a tenth grade homeschool student and the second oldest of 9 siblings. He has studied Ballet, Jazz, Modern, and Tap dance with the fine instructors at Xclaim Centre for the Arts including: Laura Dustman, Laura (Schoessler) Heaton, Mary Vickery, Mariah Layne French (his mom), Bethany Lee, and Ruth Keysor. He has also recently attended the Ohio State University Summer Dance Intensive where he enjoyed working with the prestigious faculty of the OSU dance department. Silas has served as tech crew since he was a young boy in programs beginning the Company's 8th season. This is his second season as a dancer with the company. FEEL IT was his debut performance where he was featured in the "love" duet in the work "Get Movin' " and as a tap dancer in "Joy". He is excited to continue a new chapter of growth in dance, pursuing one of his many passions!