Clara Blanco (© Chris Hardy)
Joined in 2001. Returned in 2007.
Promoted to Soloist in 2012.
Born in Valladolid, Spain, Clara Blanco trained at Estudio de Beatriz Martin, Estudio de Danza de Maria Avila, and San Francisco Ballet School. She joined the Company in 2001, performed with Birmingham Royal Ballet for one year in 2006, and returned to SF Ballet in 2007. Blanco’s repertory includes featured roles in Tomasson’s Swan Lake, Giselle, and Nutcracker; Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote; Cranko’s Onegin; Balanchine’s “Emeralds,” Symphony in C, and The Four Temperaments; Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House; Fokine’s Petrouchka; Makarova’s Paquita; Nureyev’s Raymonda Act III; Page’s Guide to Strange Places; Possokhov’s Classical Symphony and Fusion; Ratmansky’s Le Carnaval des Animaux; Welch’s Naked; and Wheeldon’s Number Nine and Rush.