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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

Tomasson

The Fifth Season

Don Quixote (Basilio)

Nutcracker (Nutcracker Prince and Grand Pas de Deux Prince)

Trio

 

Balanchine

Stravinsky Violin Concerto

 

Lander

Etudes (excerpt) (Principal Man)

 

Millepied

Appassionata

 

Neumeier

The Little Mermaid (Edvard/The Prince)

 

Pita

Salome (originated role of John)

 

Possokhov

“. . .two united in a single soul. . .” (originated a principal role)

Optimistic Tragedy (Captain)

 

Ratmansky 

Symphony #9 and Chamber Symphony in Shostakovich Trilogy

 

Rowe

UnSaid (originated)

 

Scarlett

Frankenstein (Victor Frankenstein)

 

Welch

La Cathedrale Engloutie (Pas de deux)

Andersen

La Sylphide (James)

 

Ashton

The Two Pigeons (Gypsy Lover)

 

Balanchine

Agon (Pas de deux)

The Four Temperaments (Phlegmatic)

Serenade

Stravinsky Violin Concerto

Theme and Variations

Who Cares?

 

Bintley

Aladdin (Emeralds and Rubies)

Cyrano (Le Bret)

E=mc2 (originated role of Mass)

Hobson’s Choice (Salvation Army)

The Shakespeare Suite (Petruchio)

Still Life at the Penguin Café (Brazilian Wooley Monkey)

Take Five (originated)

 

Bruce

Ghost Dances (Ghost)

 

Corder

Baiser de la Fée (originated)

 

Cranko

Jeu de cartes (Broulliards)

The Taming of the Shrew (Petruchio)

 

Eagling

The Nutcracker (Prince)

 

Elo

One/End/One

 

Forsythe

in the middle, somewhat elevated (Laurent)

Playlist (Track 1, 2) (originated)

 

Gsovsky

Grand Pas Classique

 

Kudelka

Passion (originated)

 

Kylián

Petit Mort (2nd pas de deux)

Svedbka (Husband) 

Wings of Wax

 

Lander

Etudes (Principal)

 

MacMillan

Elite Syncopations (“Friday Night”)

Manon (Des Greuix)

Romeo and Juliet (Benvolio and Lead Mandolin)

The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Florimund)

Song of the Earth (Messenger of Death)

 

van Manen

Grosse Fugue

Twilight Pas de Deux

 

McGregor

Dyad 1929

 

Morris

The Letter V (originated)

 

Neumier

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theseus/Oberon)

 

Nureyev

Raymonda (Jean de Brienne)

Romeo & Juliet (Romeo)

 

Petipa

Swan Lake (Siegfried, Benno, and Von Rothbart)

 

after Petipa

Le Corsaire (pas de deux)

 

Robbins

West Side Story Suite (Bernardo)

 

Stevenson

The Nutcracker (Prince)

The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Florimund)

 

Stewart

Centre and Its Opposite (originated)

 

Tharp

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

In the Upper Room (Principal Stomper)

 

Tippet

Bruch Violin Concerto (Red pas de deux)

 

Vaganova

Diana and Acteon (Pas de deux)

 

de Valois

Checkmate (Black Knight)

 

Welch

Clear (Duo)

Giselle (Albrecht)

Maninyas

Of Blessed Memory

Powder

Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried)

Tapestry

Velocity

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

Zodiac (originated role of Aries)

 

Welch after Petipa

Paquita, Act 3 (originated)

 

Wheeldon

DGV (1st and 3rd pas de deux)

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

 

Wright

Coppélia (Lead Combat Solo)

Giselle (Peasant pas de deux)

Nutcracker (Prince)

The Sleeping Beauty (Bluebird)

Swan Lake (Benno)

  • Nomination, Outstanding Male Classical Performance at Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards, 2018.
  • Dance Europe Critics’ Choice for Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer for 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 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.