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The San Francisco Ballet Blog has moved

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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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Who is John Cranko?

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John Cranko (1927–1973) was a celebrated choreographer of the mid-20th century who is credited with making Stuttgart Ballet one of the finest classical troupes in Europe. Born in South Africa, he trained with Cape Town Ballet School and created his first work, The Soldier’s Tale, for Cape Town Ballet Club in 1945. That same year he moved to London […]

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Who is Alexei Ratmansky?

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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?

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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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