Author Archives: James Sofranko

DanceFAR: Dance For a Reason

In 2012, my fellow dancer Garen Scribner and I hatched a crazy idea to put on a dance performance with all the different companies in the Bay Area to support the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC).  We called all our dancer friends in companies across the city, and everyone we talked to wanted to […]

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Reflections on Paris

As San Francisco Ballet’s run comes to a close here in Paris, I am left to contemplate what has transpired and what I will remember for years to come. It has been an intense tour with no shortage of performances (18) or amount of ballets (also 18) and the Company deserves credit for pulling it […]

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Le Théâtre du Châtelet

By now we’re deep in our second week of performances at the Chatelet Theater in the heart of Paris, and we’re as busy as ever with rehearsals and performances. It’s a beautiful theater to work at every day, and although I do love the War Memorial Opera House back home, there’s something majestic about looking […]

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Words on Dance: A Conversation with Joanna Berman

  On Monday October 22nd, I have the monumental pleasure of hosting a Words on Dance live conversation with former SFB principal dancer Joanna Berman! When I joined San Francisco Ballet in 2000, I could tell immediately that Joanna was a very special dancer and person. From her magical performances on the stage, to the way […]

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