Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Austin Eyler spent his early years training with world-renowned teachers John White and Margarita De Saa’. As well, he attended several summer intensive programs on full scholarship, including American Ballet Theatre, the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School, and Campaneria Ballet School in Cary, North Carolina, where, under the direction of Miguel Campaneria, Austin competed in multiple international ballet competitions. Most recently, he received a bronze medal for highest scoring pas de deux for Le Corsaire at the 2016 World Ballet Competition. Also in 2016, Austin earned 2nd place at the Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) – Tampa in the senior men’s classical, 3rd place at YAGP – Tampa in the small ensemble category for Le Corsaire pas de deux, and he received job offers and multiple scholarships, including Ballet San Antonio, Ballet West, Boston Ballet, and the Kirov School.
Austin joined Philadelphia Ballet as a member of PBII for our 2016/2017 season. He was promoted to apprentice in 2017 and to corps de ballet in 2018. Since joining the company, Austin has performed leading roles in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Cavalier), Angel Corella’s Don Quixote (Espada), Kenneth Macmillan’s Romeo and Juliet (Paris), Angel Corella’s Swan Lake (Von Rothbart) and in Angel Corella’s Giselle (Hilarion). Austin has also performed in Alexander Ekman’s Episode 31 and a world premiere by Juliano Nunes’ Connection.