Dana Genshaft and Pemberley Ann Olson on Heliotrope

In honor of SF Ballet School’s Annual Spring Festival, Dana Genshaft and Pemberley Ann Olson call in from Shelter-in-Place.

Dana Genshaft, former SF Ballet Soloist, choreographer, and current faculty member at SF Ballet School, and Pemberley Ann Olson discuss their relationship as student-teacher and choreographer-dancer. They share about the creation process and SF Ballet School’s Choreographic Fellowship.

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Header Image: San Francisco Ballet School students rehearsing Genshaft’s Heliotrope // © Erik Tomasson

Wona Park, Principal Dancer, from Shelter-in-Place

Recently promoted Principal Dancer Wona Park checks in from Shelter-in-Place.

Wona Park calls in from her home in South Korea where she’s quarantining with her family. Hear about her life, training, and her eventful first three years at San Francisco Ballet.

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Header Image: Wona Park and Wei Wang in Gsovsky’s Grand Pas Classique // © Erik Tomasson

Dores André, Principal Dancer, on Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

Principal Dancer Dores André talks about Justin Peck’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.

Dores André gives a glimpse of her life during shelter-in-place. She talks about Justin Peck’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, streaming now on SF Ballet’s website, and discusses the process of working with Justin, Trey McIntyre, and Benjamin Millepied.

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Header Image: Dores André and Joseph Walsh in Peck’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming // © Erik Tomasson

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