Monthly Archives: January 2016

SF Ballet School Faculty Spotlight: Monique Loudiéres


Monique Loudiéres, former etoile with Paris Opéra Ballet and artistic director of l’Ecole Supérieure de Danse de Cannes, is a much sought-after guest teacher around the world. She recently taught for two weeks at SF Ballet School, focusing on technique and repertoire classes for Level 4-8 women and Level 7-8 men. In between classes, School […]

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Who is Mark Morris?


Mark Morris, “the most successful and influential choreographer alive and, indisputably, the most musical” (New York Times), was born on August 29, 1956, in Seattle, Washington, where he studied with Verla Flowers and Perry Brunson. He formed the Mark Morris Dance Group in 1980, and has since created more than 150 works for the company. […]

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Who is William Forsythe?


William Forsythe is one of the most influential 20th-century ballet choreographers due to his unique, physics-based exploration of the body’s movement potential. An intellectual and an innovator, Forsythe rethought movement in ways that forever changed the use of line, energy, and composition in ballet. His work for us includes The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude; Artifact Suite; in […]

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Behind the Scenes with the 2016 Opening Night Gala


The Opening Night Gala, with the theme of “Provocative,” will kick off the 2016 Repertory Season on January 21. Founded in 1960, the San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary is a fundraising group of 100 dedicated women who support SF Ballet with style and enthusiasm. Lending their diverse talents and business acumen, Auxiliary-hosted SF Ballet events annually result in net […]

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