Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Holiday Party All Young Dancers Want to Attend


 Lily Peta is 11 years old and a Level 3 student at San Francisco Ballet School. This holiday season she is dancing the role of Rose Greene in the Party Scene.  This is her third year performing in Nutcracker. This originally ran in 2015. Every December, the Stahlbaum family holds a lavish party in San Francisco. Actually […]

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A Day in the Life of the Corps de Ballet


Esteban Hernandez and Miranda Silveira are two of SF Ballet’s dedicated corps de ballet members who perform many of the roles in Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson’s Nutcracker. We followed them around the War Memorial Opera House to get a feel for what a day in their life is like.   Hernandez hails from Guadalajara, […]

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Combing the Archives with Muriel Maffre: Nutcracker History – Part 2


 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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Nutcracker on the Go: SF Ballet Visits UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital


Every holiday season, despite their packed schedules, Company members find some time to visit the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, bringing a taste of this annual holiday tradition to young patients who otherwise would not be able to see the production. Company members perform an abridged version of the production in costume, narrated by Principal Dancer Sarah Van Patten. […]

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