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Stage Managing 101


As SF Ballet’s stage manager, I often get asked what it takes to perform this job for a theater or ballet company. Many stage managers have a degree in stage management–either a bachelor’s or a master’s. I have a degree in theater from University of Washington. At U of W, I spent three years gaining […]

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Musings from a Dance Scholar: The Musical World of Romeo and Juliet


Sergei Prokofiev’s score for Romeo and Juliet is one of the most luscious and dramatically exciting dance scores of the twentieth century.  It has tempted many a choreographer. From the very first production created by choreographer Leonid Lavrovsky in 1940 in Soviet Russia for the legendary ballerina Galina Ulanova, to the British choreographers Frederick Ashton […]

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“It Perfectly Tells the Story of Onegin…”


Now that Nutcracker is behind us, my thoughts are turning already to the Repertory Season and to the works new to us this season. First up will be Cranko’s Onegin, a ballet that I have wanted to conduct ever since I first saw it in England at The Royal Ballet. It’s a piece full of […]

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