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America’s First Snow Queen Turns 90

This month, America’s first Snow Queen, Jocelyn Vollmar, turns 90 years old. SF Ballet celebrated her birthday and recognized her devotion to the art form with a performance by the SF Ballet School Trainees, followed by a post-performance celebration surrounded by Company dancers, former students, and colleagues. Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson toasted her dedication and […]

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SF Ballet School Trainees Team up with Houston Ballet II

At the SF Ballet School, upper-level students spend countless hours together, developing close friendships and creating a sense of familiarity that helps them partner and communicate with one another effectively, especially during rehearsals. So it’s no surprise that one of the biggest challenges for students joining a professional company is having to dance with a […]

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SF Ballet School Alumni Spotlight: Kimberly Braylock-Olivier

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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China Tour Diary: Week 2

The second week of the Company’s tour to China was spent in Shanghai, performing at the Shanghai International Arts Festival. It was a homecoming for Shanghai native, Yuan Yuan Tan, who was featured in a gala evening that celebrated her 20 years to date with SF Ballet. Here she tells us about the highlights of the […]

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