Category Archives: SF Ballet School

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

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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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SF Ballet School Faculty Spotlight: Tina LeBlanc

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A former SF Ballet principal dancer, Tina LeBlanc began her career dancing with the Joffrey Ballet before joining the Company in 1992. She is often praised for her superb footwork in Balanchine ballets and at one point was called “a portrait of quiet perfectionism” by the San Francisco Chronicle. In 2009—after 27 years of dancing—she […]

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Q&A with Yohan Stegli About Working with SF Ballet School Students

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Every year, SF Ballet fans eagerly await the SF Ballet School’s Student Showcase, hoping to catch the next generation of ballet stars. Part of the fun is seeing how these students adapt to different ballets like John Neumeier’s Yondering, a highlight of this year’s Showcase. 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Yondering since its creation, and about 30 students […]

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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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