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SF Ballet School Alumni Spotlight: Alan Takata-Villareal

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SF Ballet School alumnus and Bay Area native Alan Takata-Villareal has been working with SF Ballet for over 20 years, as the logistics manager in the artistic department. He is responsible for scheduling the Company’s busy rehearsal schedule and making sure the ballets make it to stage on time. We caught up with him to learn […]

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SF Ballet School Alumni Spotlight: Felipe Diaz & Marisa Lopez

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SF Ballet School alumni and husband-wife duo Felipe Diaz and Marisa Lopez performed with SF Ballet before joining Dutch National Ballet in 1998. In 2013, they returned to San Francisco to begin a new chapter in their lives. They now juggle demanding careers—Felipe as a ballet master and Company teacher at SF Ballet and Marisa […]

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SF Ballet School Alumni Spotlight: Marisa Chang

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It was a pleasant surprise to receive an email from the SF Ballet School recently, reaching out to reconnect with alumni. Without hesitation, I replied back not really knowing what to say other than to provide my contact information. Memories quickly flooded in, taking me back to when I was a student at the School. […]

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SF Ballet School Alumni Spotlight: Kimberly Braylock-Olivier

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Kimberly Braylock-Olivier, a Manhattan native, trained with Charla Genn, Studio Maestro, Ballet Hispanico, and SF Ballet School (including one year in the Trainee Program). She joined the Company as an apprentice in 2009 and was named a corps de ballet member a year later. 1. How did you start dancing, and what role did your parents play in your decision to […]

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