Mathilde Froustey (© Chris Hardy)
Joined as Principal Dancer in 2013.
Mathilde Froustey was born in Bordeaux, France, and received her training at the Marseille National School of Ballet and Paris Opéra Ballet School. At age 17, she joined the Paris Opéra Ballet, where she was a soloist. She joined San Francisco Ballet as a principal dancer in 2013.
Froustey has danced lead roles in works such as Cranko’s Onegin, Neumeier’s Lady of the Camellias, Nureyev’s La Bayadère and Swan Lake, Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée, and Balanchine’s Serenade, as well as works by Serge Lifar, Roland Petit, and Pierre Lacotte, among others.
She has been honored with a Paris Ballet Donation Foundation dance prize and a gold medal at the Varna International Competition, both in 2004; the Ballet2000 dance prize in 2007; and Danza & Danza’s best foreign dancer award in 2013.