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An Iceland Homecoming

SF Ballet Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson has spent the majority of his professional life in America as a dancer, choreographer, and artistic director, but his life-long passion for ballet began much earlier–in Iceland. Tomasson was born in the southwestern city of Reykjavík, Iceland’s largest city and capital. He began his training at a […]

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Preparing for Iceland

This week, SF Ballet returned to Iceland to perform at the 2016 Reykjavik Arts Festival. The tour is, in part, a homecoming for Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson who hails from the country. During Tomasson’s tenure, the Company has toured to Iceland four times, most recently in 2007. For this engagement, SF Ballet will present works by Tomasson, […]

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Don’t Miss: Two Works by Company Members at Student Showcase

San Francisco Ballet’s 2016 Season may be over, but the San Francisco Ballet School students are busy rehearsing for the annual Student Showcase, which opens in less than two weeks. Last month we talked to Hamburg Ballet’s Johan Stegli about what it was like setting Neumeier’s Yondering on School students, so today we’re spotlighting two more works being presented […]

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The Auxiliary Prepares for Student Showcase

San Francisco Ballet School’s Student Showcase, the highly anticipated annual performance given by students, is both a show and a fundraiser. While the evening provides audiences with the rare opportunity to experience a performance by the next generation of ballet professionals, it also helps raise the necessary funds to support important components of the School–from scholarships and student housing–to pointe shoes.  As co-hosts of […]

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