The Joy of Dance

Program 1  |  Jan 24–Feb 4

This program is quite simply a celebration. The New York Times called Helgi Tomasson’s Haffner Symphony “sublime—as festive as it is an embodiment of beauty.” Next, experience Fragile Vessels, a new work by Jiří Bubeníček—his first for us. Closing the program is Justin Peck’s In the Countenance of Kings. This bold new work set to The BQE, a glorious score by indie crossover artist Sufjan Stevens.

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Modern Masters

Program 2  |  JAN 26–FEB 5

This performance opens with Seven Sonatas, a neoclassical ballet The Washington Post hailed for “its extreme musical sensitivity.” Next, be the first to see Optimistic Tragedy, a world premiere by our Choreographer in Residence, Yuri Possokhov, whose Swimmer was the undisputed hit of the 2015 season. And finally, experience William Forsythe’s astounding Pas/Parts 2016.

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This year’s Opening Night Gala explores the wonder that is at the heart of SF Ballet—enchanting story ballets like Cinderella©, Swan Lake, and Frankenstein.

Performance, After Party, and our special Performance & After Party packages on sale now.

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Spend your summer in beautiful, cosmopolitan San Francisco dancing in the home of America’s first professional ballet company and school. Learn from our world renowned faculty and special guest instructor Julio Bocca, led by Associate Director Patrick Armand.

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Adult Ballet Classes

We offer ballet classes for adults of all ages and experience. Ballet is great exercise. It will help you strengthen and tone your muscles and improve your flexibility. Plus, we offer a range of class times to fit your schedule and skill level.

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“Where ballet goes from here is anyone’s guess, but as dancers and choreographers continue to flock to Tomasson, the tell-tale signs may well be found in California.”

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