Category Archives: On Tour

China Tour Diary: Week 1

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Throughout the 2015 Tour to the People’s Republic of China, we caught up with Soloist James Sofranko and Corps de Ballet Member Jahna Frantziskonis to hear about their personal experiences in Shanghai and Beijing: Sunday, October 18 Jahna: I’m very excited to be in Beijing after such a long flight! I’ve never been anywhere in Asia, so everything feels new and […]

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A China Tour Homecoming

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In fall 2015, San Francisco Ballet embarked on a two-city tour to The People’s Republic of China. The tour included engagements in Beijing and Shanghai. This tour marked the second visit by SF Ballet to China; the Company first performed there in 2009. The 2015 tour to Shanghai and Beijing was a homecoming for three corps […]

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Packing for the China Tour

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It’s hard to believe it’s nearly time to leave for our tour to Beijing and Shanghai! In preparation for spending two weeks abroad, I want to make sure I have a few comforts from home. My sweet pup, Tilly, even tried to sneak into my suitcase! I really wish I could bring her with me … I […]

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Yuan Yuan Tan Prepares for China

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Returning to my native China with SF Ballet is something I’ve been looking forward to since the last time we were there in 2009. I’m especially thrilled to start and end the tour with the gala performance (the gala features some of my favorite repertory works including Tomasson’s The Fifth Season and Scarlett’s Hummingbird), which I’ll perform […]

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