Category Archives: Choreography

Q&A with Choreographer Justin Peck


In the ballet world, it seems like choreographer Justin Peck is everywhere. As New York City Ballet’s resident choreographer and a soloist with that company, he has choreographed works for many prominent companies and institutions including Lincoln Center’s Fall for Dance Festival, School of American Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, and LA Dance Project, among others. Peck’s first work […]

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Who is Alexei Ratmansky?


A renowned and lauded choreographer, Alexei was born in St. Petersburg and trained at 
Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet School. As an acclaimed principal dancer, he performed with the Ukrainian National Ballet, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and the Royal Danish Ballet. From 2004-08, Alexei served as artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet and under his direction, the troupe was named Best Foreign Company twice (2005 and […]

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Who is Christopher Wheeldon?


Christopher Wheeldon, one of the most in-demand dance makers working today, has had a long and rich relationship with SF Ballet. Christopher’s large body of works has been performed by some of the best ballet companies around the world, and his talent has extended to Broadway. Christopher received his training at The Royal Ballet School and joined The […]

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Anita Paciotti on Dances at a Gathering


Ballet Master and Principal Character Dancer Anita Paciotti studied at the SF Ballet School and joined the Company in 1968. She became a rehearsal assistant in 1982, and Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson appointed Paciotti principal character dancer in 1987. Four years later, she was promoted to ballet master and is currently responsible for staging and rehearsing […]

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