Monthly Archives: December 2014

From the Studio to the Stage with Gennadi Nedvigin


Born in Rostov, Russia, Gennadi Nedvigin trained at the Bolshoi School and danced with Le Jeune Ballet de France and Moscow Renaissance Ballet before joining San Francisco Ballet as a Soloist in 1997. He was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2000. Watch as he discusses what it entails to take the Grand Pas de Deux from the […]

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From the Studio to the Stage with Frances Chung


Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Frances Chung joined SF Ballet as a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2001. She was promoted to Soloist in 2005, and became a Principal in 2009. She has danced nearly every role in Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson’s uniquely San Francisco Nutcracker. Watch as she takes the challenging steps of the Grand Pas […]

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A Day in the Life: Vanessa Zahorian


After joining SF Ballet as a corps de ballet dancer in 1997, Vanessa Zahorian quickly rose within the Company ranks becoming a soloist in 1999, and a principal dancer in 2002. She was appointed Diane B. Wilsey Principal Dancer in 2014. This Nutcracker season Vanessa is dancing the coveted roles every tiny dancer dreams of: the Snow […]

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Throwback Thursday: The Dancers Then & Now


We Raided Their Family Albums (And Found These Snaps) Now that we are in the full swing of Nutcracker, we can’t help but adore all the inspired children who dance out of the theater with stars in their eyes. So in the spirit of Nutcracker’s effect on children, we raided the family albums of the Company dancers you’ll see onstage […]

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