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Corps de Ballet

Alexander Reneff-Olson

Alexander Reneff-Olson

Biography

  • BORN

    San Francisco, California

  • TRAINING

    City Ballet School
    San Francisco Ballet School
    San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program

  • SAN FRANCISCO BALLET

    Named an apprentice in 2012
    Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2013

Tomasson

Don Quixote (Don Quixote, (Student Matinee), Seguidilla, Gitanos, Toreadors, and Fandango)

Giselle (Hilarion and Peasants)

Nutcracker (Uncle Drosselmeyer, Grandpa, Dancing Dolls, Party Guests, Jack-in-the-Box, King of Mice, Spanish, Arabian, and Russian)

On a Theme of Paganini 

Prism 

Romeo & Juliet (Capulet Men, Citizens of Verona, Ballroom Men, and Monks)

The Sleeping Beauty (Puss in Boots, Cavaliers, Mongolian Prince, Gentlemen of the Court, Polonaise, and Puss in Boots)

Swan Lake (Von Rothbart, Peasants, and Czardas)

 

Balanchine

Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (4th movement)

Coppélia (Villagers, Grooms, Dolls, and War and Discord corps)

Diamonds (Finale) (Corps)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Courtiers)

Prodigal Son

Scotch Symphony (Soloist Men)

Serenade

Stars & Stripes (Men’s Regiment) (Ensemble Men)

Symphony in Three Movements

Theme and Variations

 

Caniparoli

Ibsen’s House (John Rosmer in “Rosmersholm”)

Lambarena

Tears (soloist)

 

Cranko

Onegin

 

Lander

Etudes (Gentlemen)

 

Lifar 

Suite en Blanc

 

Marston

Snowblind (originated)

 

McIntyre

The Big Hunger

 

Neumeier

The Little Mermaid (The Sea, Passengers on the Ship, and Wedding Guests)

 

Nureyev

Raymonda—Act III (Hungarian)

 

Peck

Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

 

Pita

Björk Ballet (originated)

Salome (Guards and created Hostages’ role)

 

Possokhov

Firebird

Magrittomania

Optimistic Tragedy (originated)

The Rite of Spring

Swimmer (Photographer and corps)

 

Ratmansky 

Symphony #9 and Piano Concerto #1 in Shostakovich Trilogy

 

Robbins

Fancy Free (Bartender)

Glass Pieces

Opus 19/The Dreamer

 

Scarlett

Frankenstein

 

Wheeldon

Cinderella (Fates, Puppeteers, Winter corps, Tree Gnomes, Courtiers, and Spanish Cavalier)

Rush

  • Danced Snow King and Cavalier in Nutcracker with Virginia Regional Ballet, Williamsburg, Virginia, 2015. 
  • Danced in the 2015 film of Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet in the inaugural season of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance.

Q&A

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE COSTUME? WHY?

Von Rothbart in Tomasson's Swan Lake is one of my favorites. It not only incorporates a terrific wardrobe with different variants for each act, but it also uses wigs and makeup to complete the ensemble which helps me bring the character to life.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT AS A DANCER? WHY?

Performing a principal role (Hilarion) for an international audience for the first time in my career, while the Company was on tour in China. It really hit home to me about what I have accomplished and how much more there is that I want to do and share as a performing artist.

WHEN I'M NOT WORKING I ENJOY...

Photography! It is another platform that allows me to share a piece of myself and how I see the world.