A highly popular pre-performance discussion program, Meet the Artist Interviews (MTAs) spotlight the specific San Francisco Ballet repertory program to be performed that afternoon/evening.
These informative talks feature Company dancers, guest artists, choreographers, and conductors in conversation with a moderator. Meet the Artist Interviews last 30 minutes and take place on the Orchestra Level of the War Memorial Opera House one hour before performance time on selected evenings and Sunday matinees. MTAs are open to ticket holders of that afternoon/evening's performance.
Saturday, January 25, 7pm
Writer for San Francisco Ballet and Dance Studio Life Editor in Chief Cheryl Ossola interviews Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson
Sunday, January 26, 1pm
Founder of St. Mary's College of California LEAP Program Claire Sheridan interviews Soloist Jennifer Stahl
Friday, January 31, 7pm
Director of Education Charles McNeal interviews Principal Dancer Frances Chung
Sunday, February 2, 1pm
Writer for San Francisco Ballet and Dance Studio Life Editor in Chief Cheryl Ossola interviews Soloist Sasha De Sola
Wednesday, February 12, 6:30pm
Dance Educator Mary Wood Interviews Hamburg Ballet Principal Dancer and Ballet Master Lloyd Riggins
Thursday, February 13, 7pm
Writer for San Francisco Ballet and Dance Studio Life Editor in Chief Cheryl Ossola interviews San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer Yuan Yuan Tan
Tuesday, February 18, 7pm
Dance Educator Mary Wood interviews Principal Dancer Rubén Martín Cintas
Friday, February 21, 7pm
Writer for San Francisco Ballet and Dance Studio Life Editor in Chief Cheryl Ossola interviews Principal Dancer Pascal Molat
Sunday, February 23, 1pm
Writer for San Francisco Ballet and Dance Studio Life Editor in Chief Cheryl Ossola interviews Principal Dancer Lorena Feijoo
Thursday, February 20, 7pm
Dance Educator Mary Wood interviews Ballet Master Katita Waldo
Friday, February 28, 7pm
Christensen Society Officer Jasmine Yep interviews Soloist Luke Ingham
Sunday, March 2, 1pm
Music Director and Principal Conductor Martin West introduces "Meet the Music and Musicians" - an exploration of Stravinsky's Firebird with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
Tuesday, March 11, 7pm
Dance Educator Mary Wood interviews Principal Dancer Sarah Van Patten
Friday, March 14, 7pm
Sunday, March 16, 1pm
Sunday, March 23, 1pm
Friday, April 11, 7pm
Sunday, April 13, 1pm
Friday, April 4, 7pm
Sunday, April 6, 1pm
Saturday, April 12, 1pm
Tuesday, April 29, 7pm
Friday, May 2, 7pm
Sunday, May 4, 1pm
Thursday, May 1, 7pm
Friday, May 9, 7pm
Sunday, May 11, 1pm
Note: MTAs normally occur on opening nights, Fridays, Sunday matinees and select Saturday performances.
Updates on hosts and guests are posted as information becomes available. All programs are subject to change. The information, views, and opinions expressed at Meet the Artist Interviews are strictly those of the participants and do not necessarily represent or imply any official position of San Francisco Ballet Association.
Select Meet the Artist Interviews are available in podcast form. Learn more.
For more information, please contact Cecelia Beam, adult education coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.