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The San Francisco Ballet Blog has moved

The San Francisco Ballet Blog has moved has moved. We’ve transferred most of the posts from this website to a new section on our website called EXPLORE. There, we’ll continue to share interviews, insights, and history about our extraordinary art form. You’ll also be able to listen to podcasts and watch videos about the Company, our artists, and the […]

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Company Class with Ricardo Bustamante

A day in the life of a professional ballet dancers begins with Company class. Taking class warms up the dancers’ muscles and minds, and provides the opportunity to fine tune technique, work on problem areas, and mentally prepare for the day ahead. We sat down with Ballet Master and Assistant to the Artistic Director Ricardo Bustamante, to understand the importance […]

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Meet Aaron Robison

Aaron Robison joined SF Ballet in 2016 as a principal dancer. Originally from Coventry, England, Aaron did not actively seek out classes or a career in ballet. Instead, he recalls, “I’d wait with my mum [after my sister’s ballet classes] until eventually the teacher said, ‘Why don’t you start too?’ So I did! I especially […]

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Who is Jiří Bubeníček?

Jiří Bubeníček, a Czech citizen born in Poland, was an acclaimed dancer before he retired in 2015 to focus on his career as a choreographer. Jiří and his brother Otto, the sons of circus acrobats, began their ballet training at the Prague Dance Conservatory. In 1992, Jiří received an award at the prestigious Prix de […]

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