Dana Genshaft (© David Allen)
Named Apprentice in 2000. Joined in 2001. Promoted to Soloist in 2008.
Dana Genshaft was born in Moscow and trained at the Kirov Academy of Ballet, School of American Ballet, and Paris Opéra Ballet School, prior to being named apprentice with San Francisco Ballet in 2000. She joined the Company as a corps de ballet member the following year and was promoted to soloist in 2008. Genshaft has performed lead roles in works such as Ashton’s Monotones I and Symphonic Variations; Elo’s Double Evil; McGregor’s Chroma and Eden/Eden; Morris’ Pacific, Maelstrom, and A Garden; Tomasson’s 7 for Eight and Trio; Welch’s Naked; Wheeldon’s Carousel (A Dance), Ghosts, and Within the Golden Hour; as well as a singing role as Rosalia in Robbins’ West Side Story Suite. In addition, she created roles in Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House and Morris’ Joyride.