Monthly Archives: January 2014

PHOTO DIARY: Backstage With Our Instagram Contest Winner!


We love to treat our fans, so to celebrate our “Nutcracker Means…” mini-site last month, we challenged our social media followers to show us what Nutcracker meant to them via a contest on Instagram—with the reward of an incredible weekend package here in San Francisco as a prize. The lucky winner was Kaitlyn Lucey, whose […]

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The Life of the Party: Damian Smith and Shannon Marie Rugani host SF Ballet’s LGBT Nite Out starting this Friday


At San Francisco Ballet, we love our hometown and celebrate the beauty and diversity of the City by the Bay. Our city’s LGBT* community is an integral part of our city’s history and culture, and SF Ballet is committed to honoring, respecting, and celebrating (special emphasis on celebrating!) the Bay Area gay community through our […]

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LIVE: Join Us For The “Giselle Inquest”!


Saturday, February 1, 2014 (5-6:30pm) $15 subscribers, $20 non-subscribers Extra tickets added due to demand—click here to buy! This weekend, we invite you to join us behind the scenes in the SF Ballet studios for an event unlike any other: our live Giselle Inquest! Featuring a panel of our dancers in full Giselle costume, this […]

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Dance of Death: Giselle And The Real-Life “Dancing Plague”


In Giselle (opening Saturday, January 25 at SF Ballet), an innocent peasant girl is summoned by the spirit world to join the “Wilis”: an all-female band of ghosts (pictured) who fly through the dark forests, forcing young men to dance themselves to death. But offstage, did you know that almost 500 years ago, a whole town really was overcome with a […]

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