Monthly Archives: August 2015

SF Ballet School Faculty Spotlight: Larisa Lezhnina


Larisa Lezhnina, most recently a principal dancer with the Dutch National Ballet, began her training at the Vaganova Ballet Academy and later joined the Mariinsky Ballet (then Kirov Ballet) where she was a principal dancer. Lezhnina joined the SF Ballet School faculty this summer as a guest teacher. Like many of her Vaganova teachers, she emphasizes the importance […]

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BRAVO: Keeping Us on Our Toes


BRAVO, the SF Ballet Resource and Volunteer Organization, is one group that works year-round to support SF Ballet and keep us on our toes. Comprised of more than 300 ballet enthusiasts, this dedicated group of volunteers work 10,000+ hours per year on a number of activities such as assisting backstage at Nutcracker, providing administrative support on various projects for both the […]

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SF Ballet School’s Popular Adult Ballet Classes Expanded


In 2014, SF Ballet School launched a variety of new School programs in keeping with the Company’s mission to share the joy of dance with the widest possible audience. The programs—including a Boys & Girls Clubs Summer Dance Camp partnership, Master Class Series, as well as an updated adult ballet class program—locally exposed more adults and […]

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Tips for Aspiring Ballet Dancers


Guest Faculty Member Cynthia Harvey gave us a glimpse of her life as a ballet instructor, following a long career performing with American Ballet Theatre. Originally from the Bay Area, Cynthia was also the first American to join The Royal Ballet as a principal dancer. Below, she offers her top tips for aspiring students: 1. In class, do what’s […]

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