Pascal Molat (© David Allen)
Joined as a Soloist in 2002. Promoted to Principal Dancer in 2003.
A native of Paris, France, Pascal Molat trained at Paris Opéra Ballet School and danced with Royal Ballet of Flanders and Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo before joining San Francisco Ballet as a soloist in 2002. He was promoted to principal dancer the following year. Molat has performed featured roles in many of the full-length classics including Aminta in Morris’ Sylvia, Mercutio in Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet, Hilarion in Tomasson’s Giselle, the pas de trois in Tomasson’s Swan Lake, Sancho Panza in Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote, the Snow King in Tomasson’s Nutcracker, and The Poet in Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid. He has created many roles in works such as Elo’s Double Evil; Morris’ Joyride; Possokhov’s Study in Motion, Reflections, Firebird, and RAkU; Tomasson’s Concerto Grosso, Blue Rose, and On a Theme of Paganini; Welch’s Falling and Naked; Wheeldon’s Number Nine; and Zanella’s Underskin, among others. Molat’s repertory also includes Ashton’s Symphonic Variations; Balanchine’s Ballo Della Regina, Symphony in C, The Four Temperaments, “Emeralds”, and “Rubies”; Bintley’s The Dance House; Caniparoli’s Lambarena; Fokine’s Petrouchka; Forsythe’s Artifact Suite, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, and in the middle, somewhat elevated; Garnier’s Aunis; MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations; McGregor’s Chroma and Eden/Eden; Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons; Robbin’s Dybbuk, Fancy Free, Dances at a Gathering, and The Concert; Taylor’s Company B and Spring Rounds; and Tudor’s Jardin aux Lilas. Molat received the gold medal and a special jury’s prize at the International Mediterranean Competition in 1994. He has been a guest artist with various companies, and has performed at a number of galas and festivals.