Helgi Tomasson and Mathilde Froustey on Romeo & Juliet

Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson and Principal Dancer Mathilde Froustey talk Romeo & Juliet.

Helgi Tomasson and Mathilde Froustey discuss the creation of Romeo & Juliet, the character of Juliet herself, taking the ballet on tour to Copenhagen, and their favorite moments in the work.

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Header Image: Mathilde Froustey and Joseph Walsh in Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet // © Erik Tomasson

Yuan Yuan Tan and Luke Ingham on The Infinite Ocean

Principal Dancers Yuan Yuan Tan and Luke Ingham check in from Shelter-in-Place.

Yuan Yuan Tan and Luke Ingham chat about life during COVID-19 and share insights into Edwaard Liang’s 2018 ballet The Infinite Ocean..

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Header Image: Yuan Yuan Tan and Carlo di Lanno in Liang’s The Infinite Ocean // © Erik Tomasson

Jennifer Stahl, Principal Dancer, from Shelter-in-Place

Principal Dancer Jennifer Stahl checks in from shelter-in-place.

Jennifer Stahl chats with Dance Educator Mary Wood during San Francisco’s Shelter-in-Place order. She discusses how she’s staying in shape, the 2020 Season, and Trey McIntyre’s Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem.

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Header Image: San Francisco Ballet in McIntyre’s Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem // © Erik Tomasson

Julia Rowe, Soloist, on Life during COVID-19

Soloist Julia Rowe checks in from shelter-in-place.

Julia Rowe discusses life during shelter-in-place. Among other things, she chats about what it’s like to take ballet class via Zoom, living with another artist, and how she prepares her pointe shoes.

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Header Image: Julia Rowe in Liang’s The Infinite Ocean // © Erik Tomasson

Joshua Jack Price, Corps de Ballet, on Life During COVID-19

Corps de Ballet member Joshua Jack Price checks in from shelter-in-place.

Joshua Jack Price discusses his first season in the corps de ballet–a season cut short by COVID-19. He also shares stories of his time at the Prix de Lausanne, in the SF Ballet School Trainee Program, and favorite memories of the season.

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Header Image: Elizabeth Mateer and Joshua Jack Price rehearsing Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream // Choreography by George Balanchine © The Balanchine Trust; Photo © Erik Tomasson

Madison Keesler, Soloist, on Sandpaper Ballet

Soloist Madison Keesler reflects on her career path and time at SF Ballet.

Madison Keelser thoughtfully reflects on life as a professional dancer in this discussion about artistic development, international experience, and the physical demands of the career. Valuable insight into Program Two’s The Sandpaper Ballet and Bespoke is also shared.

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Header Image: Madison Keesler and Joseph Walsh rehearse Marston’s Mrs. Robinson // © Erik Tomasson

Lonnie Weeks, Soloist, on Sandpaper Ballet

Soloist Lonnie Weeks discusses the ballets on Programs 02 and 03.

Soloist Lonnie Weeks speaks engagingly about his ballet beginnings and training. He discusses Sandpaper Ballet and working with choreographer Mark Morris, his musicality and his sense of humor. Speaking about Bespoke, he describes the process of working with choreographer Stanton Welch, who created the work for the Unbound Festival in 2018.

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Header Image: Lonnie Weeks in Tomasson’s Concerto Grosso // © Erik Tomasson

Lucas Erni, Corps de Ballet, on Etudes

Corps de Ballet member Lucas Erni discusses Etudes and his path to SF Ballet.

Lucas Erni shares insight into his path from Argentina to San Francisco and discusses the ballets on Program 03: Dance Innovations. He also talks about his experience at the Prix de Lausanne and his time at SF Ballet School.

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Header Image: Lucas Erni in Tomasson’s Concerto Grosso // © Erik Tomasson

Frances Chung, Principal Dancer, on Cinderella

Principal Dancer Frances Chung discusses Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella.

New mom Frances Chung shares her memories of the creation of Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella and talks about what makes this ballet so special. She also shares what it’s like to come back to the stage after having her first child.

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Header Image: Frances Chung in Wheeldon’s Cinderella© // © Erik Tomasson

Helgi Tomasson and Joseph Walsh on Oberon

Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson and Principal Dancer Joseph Walsh discuss the role of Oberon in George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Join Helgi Tomasson and Joseph Walsh as they call in from shelter-in-place to discuss the role of Oberon. Learn about what it was like to dance for Balanchine and what it is that makes this role so very special.

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Header Image:  Joseph Walsh in Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream // Choreography by George Balanchine © The Balanchine Trust; Photo © Erik Tomasson