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Principals

Aaron Robison

Aaron Robison

Biography

  • Born

    Coventry, England

  • Training

    Institut del Teatre (Barcelona)
    The Royal Ballet School

  • San Francisco Ballet

    Joined the Company as a principal dancer in 2016
    Returned to the Company in 2018

  • Other Companies

    English National Ballet
    Birmingham Royal Ballet
    Corella Ballet
    Houston Ballet

Helgi Tomasson

The Fifth Season

Don Quixote (Basilio)

Nutcracker (Nutcracker Prince and Grand Pas de Deux Prince)

Trio

 

George Balanchine

Stravinsky Violin Concerto

 

Harald Lander

Études (excerpt; Principal Man)

 

Benjamin Millepied

Appassionata

 

John Neumeier

The Little Mermaid (Edvard/The Prince)

 

Arthur Pita

Salome (originated role of John)

 

Yuri Possokhov

“. . .two united in a single soul. . .” 

Optimistic Tragedy (Captain)

 

Alexei Ratmansky 

Symphony #9 and Chamber Symphony in Shostakovich Trilogy

 

Danielle Rowe

UnSaid

 

Liam Scarlett

Frankenstein (Victor Frankenstein)

 

Stanton Welch

La Cathedrale Engloutie (pas de deux)

Frank Andersen

La Sylphide (James)

 

Frederick Ashton

The Two Pigeons (Gypsy Lover)

 

George Balanchine

Agon (pas de deux)

Aladdin (Emeralds and Rubies)

Cyrano (Le Bret)

E=mc2 (originated role of Mass)

The Four Temperaments (Phlegmatic)

Hobson’s Choice (Salvation Army)

Serenade

The Shakespeare Suite (Petruchio)

Stravinsky Violin Concerto

Still Life at the Penguin Café (Brazilian Wooley Monkey)

Take Five (originated)

Theme and Variations

Who Cares?

 

John Cranko

Jeu de cartes (Broulliards)

The Taming of the Shrew (Petruchio)

 

Christopher Bruce

Ghost Dances (Ghost)

 

Michael Corder

Baiser de la Fée (originated)

 

Wayne Eagling

The Nutcracker (Prince)

 

Jorma Elo

One/End/One

 

William Forsythe

in the middle, somewhat elevated (Laurent)

Playlist (Track 1, 2) (originated)

 

Victor Gsovsky

Grand Pas Classique

 

James Kudelka

Passion (originated)

 

Jiri Kylián

Petit Mort (2nd pas de deux)

Svedbka (Husband) 

Wings of Wax

 

Harald Lander

Études (Principal)

 

Kenneth MacMillan

Elite Syncopations (“Friday Night”)

Manon (Des Greuix)

Romeo and Juliet (Benvolio and Lead Mandolin)

Song of the Earth (Messenger of Death)

 

Hans van Manen

Grosse Fugue

Twilight Pas de Deux

 

 Wayne McGregor

Dyad 1929

 

Mark Morris

The Letter V (originated)

 

after Petipa

Le Corsaire (pas de deux)

 

Jerome Robbins

West Side Story Suite (Bernardo)

 

Garry Stewart

Centre and Its Opposite (originated)

 

Twyla Tharp

The Brahms-Haydn Variations (3rd pas de deux)

In the Upper Room (Principal Stomper)

 

Clark Tippet

Bruch Violin Concerto (Red pas de deux)

 

Agrippina Vaganova

Diana and Acteon (Pas de deux)

 

Ninette de Valois

Checkmate (Black Knight)

 

Stanton Welch after Marius Petipa

Paquita, Act 3 (originated)

 

Stanton Welch

Clear (Duo)

Maninyas

Of Blessed Memory

Powder

Tapestry

Velocity, created in 

The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (originated role of Tuba) 

Zodiac (originated role of Aries)

 

Christopher Wheeldon

DGV (1st and 3rd pas de deux)

For Four (2nd, 3rd, and 4th movements)

  • Nomination, Outstanding Male Classical Performance at Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards, 2018.
  • Dance Europe Critics’ Choice for Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer for William Forsythe’s Playlist (Track 1,2) and Approximate Sonata, 2018.
  • Top 100 Dancers of the Year, Dance Europe, 2012.
  • Dance Europe Critics’ Choice for Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer for Arthur Pita’s Salome, 2017.
  • Awarded the gold medal at the Seoul International Ballet Competition, Seoul, 2004.
  • Won 1st Place, Young British Dancer of the Year, 2004.
  • Encouragement Award, Prix de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2004.
  • Performed at Canada All Star Gala Ballet, Toronto, 2017.
  • Performed at Despertares Gala, Mexico City, 2017.
  • Performed at Festival Napa Valley, Napa, California, 2016.
  • Performed at Nijinsky Gala, Hamburg, Germany, 2015.
  • Performed at Festival di Spoleto, Spoleto, Italy, 2012.

Q&A

What has been your proudest moment as a dancer? Why?

I have a few, but dancing Oberon on opening night in John Neumier's A Midsummer Night's Dream

When I'm not working, I enjoy...

Chilling at a pool and going to the movies. I also love watching sports.

I love San Francisco because...

It's a great city that's full of character. It has a European feel to it, which reminds me of home.