Monthly Archives: February 2015

Meet Joseph Walsh


Born in Pennsylvania, Joseph Walsh was introduced to ballet because his older sister was taking classes. He began dancing at three years old as an elf in Nutcracker, which he recalls is “the American way to start dancing.” Joseph received his formal ballet training at Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts. Being surrounded by other artists and other […]

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Working with a Dance Legend


When Soloist Sasha De Sola first heard of Natalia Makarova, she was a young dancer in Winter Park, Florida. She remembers seeing Makarova dancing in old videos, though it wasn’t until De Sola was 14 and went on to train full- time at the Kirov Academy in Washington, D.C. that she really came to understand how […]

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Live with Sarah Van Patten


Last week SF Ballet held a live Twitter Q&A with Principal Dancer Sarah Van Patten. She answered questions and provided insight into her recent Giselle performance, as well as what programs she thinks you should see this season! For news items and behind-the-scenes updates, find SF Ballet on Twitter.

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Daniel’s Top 5 Reasons the Look Book is a “Must-Have”


  My top 5 reasons you should buy the San Francisco Ballet Look Book: 1. The portraits are beautiful and the book is a nice keepsake. 2. By having us choose our own poses and rehearsal clothes for our portraits, you really get to see each dancer’s personality shine through. 3. The dancers will be doing Look […]

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