Monthly Archives: October 2015

China Tour Diary: Week 1


Throughout the 2015 Tour to the People’s Republic of China, we caught up with Soloist James Sofranko and Corps de Ballet Member Jahna Frantziskonis to hear about their personal experiences in Shanghai and Beijing: Sunday, October 18 Jahna: I’m very excited to be in Beijing after such a long flight! I’ve never been anywhere in Asia, so everything feels new and […]

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Combing the Archives of the Museum of Performance + Design


 Muriel Maffre was a principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet from 1990-2007. After retiring, she received a B.A. in Performing Arts from St. Mary’s College of Moraga and an M.A. in Museum Studies from John F. Kennedy University. She is currently the executive director at the Museum of Performance + Design in San Francisco. For this […]

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SF Ballet School Faculty Spotlight: Jeffrey Lyons


Jeffrey Lyons joined the SF Ballet School faculty in 1999. He has taught at all levels of the School, as well as adult open classes and the Community Scholarship Program boys’ classes. Additionally, he is the School’s liaison to the Dance in Schools and Communities (DISC) program, and in this capacity, scouts for talent in the San Francisco […]

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A China Tour Homecoming


In fall 2015, San Francisco Ballet embarked on a two-city tour to The People’s Republic of China. The tour included engagements in Beijing and Shanghai. This tour marked the second visit by SF Ballet to China; the Company first performed there in 2009. The 2015 tour to Shanghai and Beijing was a homecoming for three corps […]

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