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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

  • 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

Helgi Tomasson

Concerto Grosso

Don Quixote (Toreadors, Townspeople, Gypsies, and Fandango)

The Fifth Season

Giselle (Peasants)

Haffner Symphony

Nutcracker (Party Guests, Jack-in-the-Box, King of the Mice, King of the Snow, Spanish, Arabian, Chinese, and Russian)

On a Theme of Paganini

Prism

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

The Sleeping Beauty (Cavaliers, The Mongolian Prince, Suitors, and Pas de Six/Cavaliers)

Swan Lake (Aristocrats, Peasants, Spanish, Czardas corps, and Russian)

Trio

 

George Balanchine

Agon (pas de trois)

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

Diamonds

Divertimento No. 15 (Allegro and Theme)

Prodigal Son

Scotch Symphony

Stravinsky Violin Concerto

Theme and Variations

 

Jiri Bubeníček

Fragile Vessels

 

Val Caniparoli

Ibsen’s House (Captain Alving/Oswald Alving in “Ghosts”)

Lambarena

 

John Cranko

Onegin (Lensky and corps)

 

William Forsythe

Pas/Parts 2016

 

Harald Lander

Études (excerpt) (Gentlemen and Pas de Deux Man)

 

Trey McIntyre

Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem (originated)

 

Benjamin Millepied

Appassionata  

The Chairman Dances—Quartet for Two (originated)

 

Mark Morris

Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes

 

John Neumeier

The Little Mermaid (The Sea Witch and Magic Shadows)

 

Justin Peck

In the Countenance of Kings

Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes

 

Arthur Pita

Salome (Guards)

 

Yuri Possokhov

Fusion

Magrittomania

Optimistic Tragedy (Eight Sailors)

Swimmer

“… two united in a single soul…”

 

Alexei Ratmansky

Symphony #9 in Shostakovich Trilogy (Angel and corps)

 

Dwight Rhoden

LET’S BEGIN AT THE END (originated)

 

Jerome Robbins

Fancy Free (Pas de deux Sailor)

Glass Pieces

In the Night (1st pas de deux)

Opus 19/The Dreamer

 

Liam Scarlett

Frankenstein 

Die Toteninsel (originated)

 

Myles Thatcher

Ghost in the Machine

Manifesto

 

Christopher Wheeldon

Bound To (originated)

Cinderella (Fates, Winter corps, and Courtiers)

  • Named Dance Magazine “25 To Watch,” 2018.
  • Danced in the 2015 film of Helgi Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet in the inaugural season of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance.

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.