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The San Francisco Ballet Blog has moved


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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Company Class with Ricardo Bustamante


A day in the life of a professional ballet dancers begins with Company class. Taking class warms up the dancers’ muscles and minds, and provides the opportunity to fine tune technique, work on problem areas, and mentally prepare for the day ahead. We sat down with Ballet Master and Assistant to the Artistic Director Ricardo Bustamante, to understand the importance […]

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Finding Inspiration From William Forsythe


 Dana Genshaft danced at SF Ballet for 15 years. She was named apprentice in 2000, joined the corps de ballet in 2001, and was promoted to soloist in 2008. She retired from SF Ballet in 2015 and joined the faculty of SF Ballet School where she currently holds the titles contemporary dance teacher and conditioning teacher. I […]

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Interview with Choreographic Assistants for Forsythe’s Pas/Parts: Jill Johnson and Christopher Roman


How would you describe Forsythe’s work style and creative process?  Christopher: Working for Bill [Forsythe] is like working in a laboratory. He’s always revealing new things, screwing up, starting over, converting and revamping, trying and inventing new things. Bill assembles his work in pockets and layers and arranges them in a specific and special way […]

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