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Who is Yuri Possokhov?

Known for his dramatic choreography, technically sharp dancing, and great partnering skills, Ukranian-born Yuri Possokhov is choreographer in residence for SF Ballet. After training at the Moscow Ballet School, he danced for 10 years with the world-famous Bolshoi Ballet and Royal Danish Ballet before moving to the U.S. He joined SF Ballet as a principal dancer in 1994.

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Who is Arthur Pita?

Portuguese choreographer Arthur Pita was born in South Africa and is known for eclectic dance theater works that blur the lines between genres. His first SF Ballet work, still to be titled, is part of Program 5 of the 2017 Repertory Season and features an original score by frequent collaborator Frank Moon. 

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Dancers as Athletes

 Lisa Giannone is the founder and owner of Active Care, a physical therapy and sports rehabilitation clinic located in San Francisco. Giannone is a physical therapist and biomechanical specialist with a particular focus on sports rehabilitation and training. She is a member of the SF Ballet Health and Wellness teamed headed by supervising physician, Dr. Richard Gibbs, and […]

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SF Ballet’s 2016 Fantasy Olympics

As we eagerly anticipate the 2016 Olympics in Rio, we couldn’t help but compare the athleticism of the Olympians and their sports with our very own SF Ballet dancers. Here’s how our Company artists might stack up if we held our own Fantasy Olympics: We certainly have gymnastics covered. Jerome Robbins’ Glass Pieces has our men ready for sprinting. 

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