Category Archives: A Dancer’s Life

Preparing for Iceland

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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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Five-minute Primer: Meet the Five Main Characters of Onegin

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Cranko’s Onegin, based on Pushkin’s dramatic novel in verse, is all about the complexities of human relationships. While the ballet also boasts stunning production values and beautiful choreography, it’s the story of unrequited love between the two main characters—Onegin and Tatiana—that makes this story so powerful and ultimately, relatable. Keep reading to find out more about the five main characters of […]

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So Long, but not Goodbye!

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Gennadi [Nedvigin] and I go way back! We first met in 1995 at the Nureyev Ballet competition in Budapest, where we were both competing with different partners. As a follow-up to that engagement, a group of us did a gala tour and that’s where I got to know him a little better—at the time, he […]

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SF Ballet School Alumni Spotlight: Felipe Diaz & Marisa Lopez

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SF Ballet School alumni and husband-wife duo Felipe Diaz and Marisa Lopez performed with SF Ballet before joining Dutch National Ballet in 1998. In 2013, they returned to San Francisco to begin a new chapter in their lives. They now juggle demanding careers—Felipe as a ballet master and Company teacher at SF Ballet and Marisa […]

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