BRIAN HEIL, a native San Diegan, received his early training at the San Diego Academy of Ballet under Max and Sylvia Tchernychev. In May 2014, he graduated from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where he trained under John Meehan. Prior to joining City Ballet in 2016, Brian was an apprentice in the Ballet Austin II program. Some of Brian’s favorite roles include George Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, John Proctor in Nick Kepley’s Season of Innocence, and Polonius in Stephen Mills’ Hamlet. Since joining City Ballet of San Diego in 2016, Brian has performed in Ramonda Variations, Bowed Piano, Esmeralda and the Hunchback and Carmen. He also performed in Peter Martins’ Hallelujah Junction and was featured in Geoff Gonzalez’s Seasons and Carmina Burana.