Monthly Archives: November 2014

Behind the Scenes: SF Ballet Wardrobe


Running SF Ballet’s Wardrobe Department is almost a year-round project. During the season, in addition to taking care of the dancer’s costume needs, we prepare, maintain, repair, and build replacement costumes. We help the dancer’s with guesting needs and prepare costumes for renting to other companies. Once the season is over we have the Student […]

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70 Years of Sugarplum Fairies


On Christmas Eve in 1944, the War Memorial Opera House brimmed with excitement as the audience witnessed the American premiere of Nutcracker. Now, 70 years later it has become a beloved holiday tradition for families across the United States. Over the years, SF Ballet has created a variety of productions since Willam Christensen’s first choreography in 1944, additional choreography and productions […]

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Tweet the Plot: Nutcracker


This activity has ended, but that shouldn’t stop you from having some fun and giving it a try! In 140 characters or less, find a creative way to tell the story of Nutcracker on Twitter. (Bonus for references to our unique production!) Get creative—your plot can be as broad or detailed as you’d like! Everyone who follows […]

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SF Ballet Trainees On Tour


Established in 2004, the San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program is a one to two year pre-professional program comprised of students chosen from the School’s most advanced level. Trainees range in age from 16 to 19 years old and hail from all over the world. Participation is by invitation from SF Ballet Artistic Director and […]

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