The Visiting Scholar Program brings nationally known scholars to San Francisco Ballet to lecture on a variety of topics that are meant to educate and inspire balletomanes of all levels and ages.
Tim Scholl, Ph.D. is a scholar of Russian literature and a dance historian who has authored two volumes on the history of Russian dance: From Petipa to Balanchine, Classical Revival and the Modernization of Ballet and Sleeping Beauty, a Legend in Progress. A professor of Russian and comparative literature at Oberlin College, Dr. Scholl is a specialist in nineteenth- and twentieth-century ballet, and holds degrees from Yale and Vanderbilt Universities. His articles on dance have appeared in The New York Times, Moscow’s Kommersant Daily, and Stockholm’s Danstidnigen, as well as in program books for the New York City Ballet, Milan’s La Scala Theater, London’s Royal Opera House, the Paris Opera, and The Hamburg Ballet. His Sleeping Beauty, a Legend in Progress was selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice in 2005. He is currently at work on a history of Soviet ballet.
Join us for the Visiting Scholar Lecture/Reception Series
Join us this spring as we welcome visiting scholar Dr. Tim Scholl, who will lead a fascinating series of events designed to explore Russia’s impact on modern ballet. A series of three events will be held in conjunction with SF Ballet’s production of Onegin, a lavish full-length ballet based on Alexander Pushkin’s classic Russian novel, which runs March 21-28 at the War Memorial Opera House. These interesting events are sure to enhance your performance experience.
Space is limited, so reserve your tickets now!
Past Visiting Scholars:
2012, Beth Genné
2011, Doug Fullington
2010, Richard Taruskin
2009, Janice Ross
2008, Jennifer Fisher
2007, Lynn Garafola
2006, Deborah Jowitt