List of San Francisco Ballet 2017 repertory

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San Francisco Ballet dances each year at the War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, and tours; this is the list of 2017 San Francisco Ballet repertory season with ballets and casts[1] beginning with the opening night gala, Thursday, January 19, 2017. The 2017 season is the company's 84th. The Nutcracker is danced the year before.

2017 Gala "Ever Magical"[edit]

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The program for the gala [2]

Programs[edit]

Program one, Jan 24 - Feb 4 Mixed program "The Joy of Dance" [edit]

Program two, Jan 26 - Feb 5 Mixed program "Modern Masters"[edit]

Program three, Feb 17 - Feb 26 Full-Length "Frankenstein" [edit]

Program four, Mar 7 - Mar 18 Mixed program "Must-See Balanchine" [edit]

Each piece choreographed by George Balanchine

Program five, Mar 9 - Mar 19 Mixed program "Contemporary Voices" [edit]

Program six, Mar 31 - Apr 12 Full-Length "Swan Lake" [edit]

Program seven, Apr 5 - Apr 18 Mixed Program "Made for SF Ballet" [edit]

Program eight, Apr 28 - May 7 Full length "Cinderella" [edit]

2017 Company Roster[edit]

The company of the San Francisco Ballet:

Changes from 2016 season[edit]

Promotions and Additions[edit]


Dancers[edit]

Principal Dancers[edit]

Name Nationality Training Other Companies Principal Since Notes
Dores André  Spain Estudio de Danza de Maria Avila 2015
Jaime Garcia Castilla  Spain Royal Conservatory of Professional Dance 2008
Frances Chung  Canada Goh Ballet Academy 2009
Sasha De Sola  United States Kirov Academy of Ballet 2017
Carlo Di Lanno  Italy La Scala Ballet School La Scala Ballet
Staatsballett Berlin
2016
Taras Domitro  Cuba Cuban National Ballet School National Ballet of Cuba 2008
Lorena Feijoo  Cuba Cuban National Ballet School National Ballet of Cuba
Royal Ballet of Flanders
Joffrey Ballet
1999
Mathilde Froustey  France Marseille National School of Ballet
Paris Opéra Ballet School
Paris Opéra Ballet 2013
Angelo Greco  Italy La Scala Ballet Academy La Scala Ballet 2017 Won the Erik Bruhn Prize in 2016
Tiit Helimets  Estonia Tallinn Ballet School Estonian National Ballet
Birmingham Royal Ballet
2005
Luke Ingham  Australia Australian Ballet School The Australian BalletHouston Ballet 2014
Davit Karapetyan  Armenia Armenian School of Ballet
Schweizerische Ballettberufsschule
Zurich Ballet 2005 Named John and Barbara Osterweis Principal Dancer
Maria Kochetkova  Russia Moscow State Academy of Choreography The Royal Ballet
English National Ballet
2007 Named Herbert Family Principal Dancer
Vitor Luiz  Brazil The Royal Ballet School Birmingham Royal Ballet 2009
Carlos Quenedit  Cuba Cuban National Ballet School Cuban National BalletMiami City Ballet

Joffrey Ballet

2014
Aaron Robison  Great Britain Institut del Teatre

The Royal Ballet School

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Corella Ballet Castilla y Leon

Houston Ballet

2016
Sofiane Sylve  France Centre de Danse l’Académie Dutch National Ballet
New York City Ballet
2008
Yuan Yuan Tan  China Shanghai Dance School

John Cranko School

1997 Named Richard C. Barker Principal Dancer
Sarah Van Patten  United States Ballet Workshop of New England
Massachusetts Youth Ballet
Royal Danish Ballet 2007 Named Diana Dollar Knowles Principal Dancer
Joseph Walsh  United States Walnut Hill School of the Arts
Houston Ballet II
Houston Ballet 2014
Vanessa Zahorian  United States Kirov Academy of Ballet
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
Mariinsky Ballet 2002 Named Diane B. Wilsey Principal Dancer

Principal character dancers[edit]

Soloists[edit]

Corps de Ballet[edit]

Apprentices[edit]

These SF Ballet School Trainees were promoted to the rank of apprentice:

  • Alexandre Cagnat
  • Shené Lazarus
  • Davide Occhipinti
  • Nathaniel Remez
  • Isabella Walsh

Artistic Staff[edit]

Source:[15]

  • Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
  • Ballet Master & Assistant to the Artistic Director: Ricardo Bustamante
  • Ballet Masters
  • Company Teachers
    • Helgi Tomasson
    • Ricardo Bustamante
    • Felipe Diaz
  • Choreographer in Residence: Yuri Possokhov
  • Music Director and Principal Conductor: Martin West
  • Other Artistic Staff
    • Caroline Giese, Artistic Administrator
    • Alan Takata-Villareal, Logistics Manager
    • Abby Masters, Assistant to the Artistic Staff

Music Director and Musicians[edit]

  • Music Director & Principal Conductor: Martin West

Strings[edit]

Violin I
Cordula Merks,Concertmaster Mia Kim
Wenyi Shih, Associate Concertmaster** Robin Hansen
Beni Shinohara, Assistant Concertmaster Brian Lee
Heidi Wilcox Mariya Borozina
Lev Rankov* Carla Picchi*
Karen Shinozaki* Laura Albers*
Violin II
Marianne Wagner, Principal Patricia Van Winkle
Craig Reiss, Associate Principal Clifton Foster
Rebecca Jackson, Assistant Principal Katherine Button*
Jeanelle Meyer** Julie Kim*
Heeguen Song* Emma Votapek*
Viola
Yi Zhou, Principal Caroline Lee
Anna Kruger, Associate Principal Paul Ehrlich
Joy Fellows, Assistant Principal Elizabeth Prior*
Katherine Johnk*
Cello
Eric Sung, Principal Nora Pirquet
Jonah Kim, Associate Principal Ruth Lane*
Victor Fierro, Assistant Principal Miriam Perkoff*
Thalia Moore
Contrabass
Steven D'Amico,Principal Jonathan Lancelle, Assistant Principal
Shinji Eshima, Associate Principal Mark Drury
Harp
Annabelle Taubl, Principal Jieyin Wu*
Piano/Celeste
Natal'ya Feygina*

Woodwinds[edit]

Flute
Barbara Chaffe, Principal Julie McKenzie
Patricia Farrell*
Piccolo
Julie McKenzie
Oboe
Laura Griffiths, Principal Marilyn Coyne
James Moore III*
English Horn
Marilyn Coyne
Clarinet
Natalie Parker, Principal Andrew Sandwick
Steve Sanchez*
Bass Clarinet
Andrew Sandwick
Bassoon
Rufus Olivier, Principal Patrick Johnson-Whitty
Shawn Jones*
Contrabassoon
Patrick Johnson-Whitty

Brass[edit]

Horn
Kevin Rivard, Principal Keith Green
Brian McCarty, Associate Principal William Klingelhoffer
Trumpet
Adam Luftman, Principal John Pearson*
Joseph Brown**
Trombone
Jeffrey Budin, Principal Hall Goff
Bass Trombone
Scott Thornton, Principal
Tuba
Peter Wahrhaftig, Principal

Percussion[edit]

Timpani
James Gott, Principal
Percussion
David Rosenthal, Principal Tyler Mack*
Todd Manley* Mark Veregge*
Peter Thielen*

*Extra Player **Season Substitute

References[edit]

  1. ^ "REPERTORY SEASON". SFBallet.org. 11 February 2017. Archived from the original on 11 February 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  2. ^ Program notes in the Ever Magical: San Francisco Ballet 2017 Opening Night Gala booklet (2017)
  3. ^ "Meet Our New Company Dancers: Promotions and New Members". SFBallet.org. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  4. ^ "San Francisco Ballet to Welcome New Company Members and Promotions!". Broadway World. 23 May 2016. p. 1. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  5. ^ "San Francisco Ballet to Welcome New Company Members and Promotions!". Broadway World. 23 May 2016. p. 2. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Ansamblul de balet". Opera Națională București. 10 September 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  7. ^ "MEGAN AMANDA EHRLICH". Grand Rapids Ballet. 1 October 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Aaron Renteria". Joffrey Ballet. 12 September 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  9. ^ "CHISAKO OGA". Cincinnati Ballet. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  10. ^ Chisako Oga (8 May 2016). "Chisako Oga on Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Grace Choi". Tulsa Ballet. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Haruo Niyama". The Washington Ballet. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Soloist Sasha De Sola Promoted to Principal Dancer". SFBallet.org. 20 December 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  14. ^ "Mid-season Promotions at SF Ballet". SFBallet.org. 22 March 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  15. ^ "Artistic Staff". www.sfballet.org. 24 January 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2016.

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