Jennifer Stahl (© Chris Hardy)
Dana Point, California
Named Apprentice in 2005. Joined in 2006.
Promoted to Soloist in 2013.
Born in Dana Point, California, Jennifer Stahl trained at Maria Lazar’s Classical Ballet Academy and San Francisco Ballet School prior to joining the Company in 2006.
Stahl created roles in Morris’ Joyride and Possokhov’s The Rite of Spring (principal). She has performed featured roles in many works, including Tomasson’s Nutcracker (Sugar Plum Fairy, Queen of the Snow, Arabian, French), The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Courage), and Swan Lake (Swan Maiden); Balanchine’s Coppélia (principal in War and Discord), The Four Temperaments, “Rubies” (principal), and Symphony in Three Movements (third pas de deux); Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid (Mermaid Sister); Nureyev’s Raymonda—Act III (first solo); Page’s Guide to Strange Places; Ratmansky’s Le Carnaval des Animaux (Swan and Jellyfish), From Foreign Lands (German principal), and Russian Seasons (Purple Woman); Robbins’ In the Night (second pas de deux); Welch’s Naked (principal); and Zanella’s Underskin (principal).
Also in her repertory are Bintley’s The Dance House; Cranko’s Onegin; Elo’s Double Evil; Fokine’s Petrouchka; Forsythe’s in the middle, somewhat elevated and The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude; Liang’s Symphonic Dances; Lifar’s Suite en Blanc; Morris’ Sylvia; Possokhov’s Firebird and Reflections; Robbins’ Glass Pieces, Opus 19/The Dreamer, and West Side Story Suite; Wheeldon’s Carousel (A Dance), Cinderella (Spirit of Winter/Fluidity and Russian Princess), and Within the Golden Hour, among others.
As a guest artist, Stahl performed the pas de deux from Possokhov’s Diving into the Lilacs with Anthony Spaulding at the Ballett des Badischen Staatstheaters Gala in Karlsruhe, Germany, in June 2010.