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Meet the Musician: Cordula Merks

The 2016 Repertory Season marks the 40th anniversary of the SF Ballet Orchestra. As Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer, Helgi Tomasson, recently remarked, “the finest dance can only happen with the support of an equally world-class orchestra.”  To celebrate our world-class musicians, we will introduce you to various members of the Orchestra throughout the season . Today we’d like […]

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There’s a place for your child in the San Francisco Ballet family!

SF Ballet School’s Pre-Ballet Program offers a wonderful and unique introduction to classical ballet for boys and girls ages four to seven. Pre-ballet is beneficial in many ways. It helps create opportunities for self-expression, discipline, risk taking, problem solving, and creativity. Students have the opportunity to dance along with live piano accompaniment while learning the fundamentals of classical ballet training […]

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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 School Alumni Spotlight: Marisa Chang

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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