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Principals

Benjamin Freemantle

Benjamin Freemantle

Biography

  • Born

    New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

  • Training

    Caulfield School of Dance
    San Francisco Ballet School
    San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program, 2013–2014

  • SAN FRANCISCO BALLET

    Named an apprentice in 2014
    Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2015
    Promoted to soloist in 2018
    Promoted to principal dancer in 2019

Q&A

What’s your biggest challenge as a dancer? Why?

Keeping yourself motivated. When you're in a school, you constantly have someone to tell you what you need to work on. In a company, it's really up to you to keep up.

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

Dancing Lensky in Onegin last season. Because it was my first year in the corps and it was a big opportunity--proud I didn't mess it up.

If I weren't a dancer I'd be...

A veterinarian.