Elana Altman (© David Allen)
San Francisco, California.
Named Apprentice in 2000. Joined in 2001. Promoted to Soloist in 2005.
A native of San Francisco, Elana Altman trained at the San Francisco Ballet School before being named apprentice in 2000. She joined the Company a year later and was promoted to soloist in 2005. She has danced a variety of roles including Myrtha in Tomasson’s Giselle, the Lilac Fairy in Tomasson’s The Sleeping Beauty, the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Snow Queen in Tomasson’s Nutcracker, and Mercedes in Tomasson/ Possokhov’s Don Quixote. Her repertory also includes principal roles in Balanchine’s “Rubies”, Apollo, and Stravinsky Violin Concerto; Forsythe’s Artifact Suite; van Manen’s Grosse Fuge; Morris’ Joyride and A Garden; Robbins’ Fancy Free, The Concert, and In the Night; and the title role in Possokhov’s Firebird. In addition, Altman has created roles in Elo’s Double Evil, Jenkins’ Thread, Kudelka’s The Ruins Proclaim The Building Was Beautiful, and Tomasson’s On Common Ground.