List of San Francisco Ballet 2017 repertory
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 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.
- 1 2017 Gala "Ever Magical"
- 2 Programs
- 2.1 Program one, Jan 24 - Feb 4 Mixed program "The Joy of Dance"
- 2.2 Program two, Jan 26 - Feb 5 Mixed program "Modern Masters"
- 2.3 Program three, Feb 17 - Feb 26 Full-Length "Frankenstein"
- 2.4 Program four, Mar 7 - Mar 18 Mixed program "Must-See Balanchine"
- 2.5 Program five, Mar 9 - Mar 19 Mixed program "Contemporary Voices"
- 2.6 Program six, Mar 31 - Apr 12 Full-Length "Swan Lake"
- 2.7 Program seven, Apr 5 - Apr 18 Mixed Program "Made for SF Ballet"
- 2.8 Program eight, Apr 28 - May 7 Full length "Cinderella"
- 3 2017 Company Roster
- 4 References
- 5 External links
2017 Gala "Ever Magical"
Thursday, January 19, 2017
The program for the gala 
- Foragers by Myles Thatcher
- Pas de deux from Promenade Sentimentale by Liam Scarlett
- Pas de trois from Agon by George Balanchine
- Valses Poeticos by Helgi Tómasson
- World Premiere Presentce by Trey McIntyre
- Pas de deux from Flames of Paris by Vasili Vainonen
- World Premiere The Chairman Dances by Benjamin Millepied
- "Purple" from Terra Firma by James Kudelka
- "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (of Company B)" from Company B by Paul Taylor
- Pas de deux from La Cathedrale Engloutie by Stanton Welch
- Diamonds by George Balanchine
Program one, Jan 24 - Feb 4 Mixed program "The Joy of Dance" 
- Haffner Symphony by Helgi Tomasson
- Fragile Vessels, a world premiere by Jiří Bubeníček
- In The Countenance of Kings by Justin Peck
Program two, Jan 26 - Feb 5 Mixed program "Modern Masters"
- Seven Sonatas by Alexei Ratmansky
- Optimistic Tragedy, a world premiere by Yuri Possokhov
- Pas/Parts 2016 by William Forsythe
Program three, Feb 17 - Feb 26 Full-Length "Frankenstein" 
Program four, Mar 7 - Mar 18 Mixed program "Must-See Balanchine" 
Each piece choreographed by George Balanchine
Program five, Mar 9 - Mar 19 Mixed program "Contemporary Voices" 
- Fusion, by Yuri Possokhov
- Salome, a world premiere by Arthur Pita
- Fearful Symmetries, by Liam Scarlett
Program six, Mar 31 - Apr 12 Full-Length "Swan Lake" 
Program seven, Apr 5 - Apr 18 Mixed Program "Made for SF Ballet" 
- Trio by Helgi Tomasson
- Ghost in the Machine, a world premiere by Myles Thatcher
- Within the Golden Hour© by Christopher Wheeldon
Program eight, Apr 28 - May 7 Full length "Cinderella" 
2017 Company Roster
The company of the San Francisco Ballet:
Changes from 2016 season
Promotions and Additions
- In May 2016, the company announced the following promotions and additions:
- Soloist Carlo Di Lanno was promoted to principal dancer.
- Corps de Ballet members Francisco Mungamba, Julia Rowe, Wei Wang, and WanTing Zhao became soloists.
- Apprentice Blake Kessler joined the corps de ballet.
- Aaron Robison, formerly a soloist with Houston Ballet, joined as principal dancer.
- Angelo Greco joined as soloist. Greco previously danced with La Scala Ballet. Greco was subsequently promoted to principal in February 2017.
- Elizabeth Mateer (from Pennsylvania Ballet II and Natasha Sheehan (from the San Francisco Ballet Trainee program) joined as corps de ballet members.
- Ludmila Bizalion, formerly Ludmila Campos returned to the corps de ballet. Bizalion was with the San Francisco Ballet as an apprentice in 2006 and a member of the corps de ballet from 2007-10. Before returning, she danced with Royal Ballet of Flanders, Hong Kong Ballet, Diablo Ballet, and Smuin Ballet.
- Five SF Ballet School Trainees were promoted to the rank of apprentice: Alexandre Cagnat, Shené Lazarus, Davide Occhipinti, Nathaniel Remez, and Isabella Walsh.
- Former corps members Gaetano Amico III and Grace Shibley were removed from the company roster.
- Former corps member Kristine Butler joined Bucharest National Opera Ballet Company of Romania.
- Megan Amanda Ehrlich returned to the Company in 2017 after leaving to dance with Grand Rapids Ballet in 2016.
- Former corps member Aaron Renteria joined The Joffrey Ballet in 2016.
- Five former apprentices moved on from the company:
- Soloist Sasha De Sola was promoted to principal dancer, effective January 1, 2017.
- San Francisco Ballet announced the following mid-season promotions:
|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
|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
|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
|Luke Ingham||Australia||Australian Ballet School||The Australian BalletHouston Ballet||2014|
|Davit Karapetyan||Armenia||Armenian School of Ballet
|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||2014|
|Aaron Robison||Great Britain||Institut del Teatre||Birmingham Royal Ballet||2016|
|Sofiane Sylve||France||Centre de Danse l’Académie||Dutch National Ballet
New York City Ballet
|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
|Vanessa Zahorian||United States||Kirov Academy of Ballet
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
|Mariinsky Ballet||2002||Named Diane B. Wilsey Principal Dancer|
Principal character dancers
Corps de Ballet
These SF Ballet School Trainees were promoted to the rank of apprentice:
- Alexandre Cagnat
- Shené Lazarus
- Davide Occhipinti
- Nathaniel Remez
- Isabella Walsh
- Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
- Ballet Master & Assistant to the Artistic Director: Ricardo Bustamante
- Ballet Masters
- Felipe Diaz
- Betsy Erickson
- Anita Paciotti
- Katita Waldo
- 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
- Music Director & Principal Conductor: Martin West
|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*|
|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*|
|Yi Zhou, Principal||Caroline Lee|
|Anna Kruger, Associate Principal||Paul Ehrlich|
|Joy Fellows, Assistant Principal||Elizabeth Prior*|
|Eric Sung, Principal||Nora Pirquet|
|Jonah Kim, Associate Principal||Ruth Lane*|
|Victor Fierro, Assistant Principal||Miriam Perkoff*|
|Steven D'Amico,Principal||Jonathan Lancelle, Assistant Principal|
|Shinji Eshima, Associate Principal||Mark Drury|
|Annabelle Taubl, Principal||Jieyin Wu*|
|Barbara Chaffe, Principal||Julie McKenzie|
|Laura Griffiths, Principal||Marilyn Coyne|
|James Moore III*|
|Natalie Parker, Principal||Andrew Sandwick|
|Rufus Olivier, Principal||Patrick Johnson-Whitty|
|Kevin Rivard, Principal||Keith Green|
|Brian McCarty, Associate Principal||William Klingelhoffer|
|Adam Luftman, Principal||John Pearson*|
|Jeffrey Budin, Principal||Hall Goff|
|Scott Thornton, Principal|
|Peter Wahrhaftig, Principal|
|James Gott, Principal|
|David Rosenthal, Principal||Tyler Mack*|
|Todd Manley*||Mark Veregge*|
*Extra Player **Season Substitute
- "REPERTORY SEASON". SFBallet.org. 11 February 2017. Archived from the original on 11 February 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- Program notes in the Ever Magical: San Francisco Ballet 2017 Opening Night Gala booklet (2017)
- "Meet Our New Company Dancers: Promotions and New Members". SFBallet.org. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
- "San Francisco Ballet to Welcome New Company Members and Promotions!". Broadway World. 23 May 2016. p. 1. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
- "San Francisco Ballet to Welcome New Company Members and Promotions!". Broadway World. 23 May 2016. p. 2. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
- "Ansamblul de balet". Opera Națională București. 10 September 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
- "MEGAN AMANDA EHRLICH". Grand Rapids Ballet. 1 October 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
- "Aaron Renteria". Joffrey Ballet. 12 September 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
- "CHISAKO OGA". Cincinnati Ballet. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
- Chisako Oga (8 May 2016). "Chisako Oga on Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
- "Grace Choi". Tulsa Ballet. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
- "Haruo Niyama". The Washington Ballet. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
- "Soloist Sasha De Sola Promoted to Principal Dancer". SFBallet.org. 20 December 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
- "Mid-season Promotions at SF Ballet". SFBallet.org. 22 March 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
- "Artistic Staff". www.sfballet.org. 24 January 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2016.