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Principals

Dores André

Dores André

Biography

  • BORN

    Vigo, Spain

  • TRAINING

    Antonio Almenara
    Estudio de Danza de Maria Avila

  • SAN FRANCISCO BALLET

    Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2004
    Promoted to soloist in 2012
    Promoted to principal dancer in 2015

helgi Tomasson

7 for Eight

Criss-Cross

Don Quixote (Kitri, Mercedes, Kitri’s Friends, and Gypsies)

The Fifth Season

Giselle (Myrtha, Solo Wili, and Peasant pas de cinq)

Haffner Symphony

Meistens Mozart

Nutcracker (Maid, Ballerina Doll, Queen of the Snow, Snowflakes, Spanish, French, Flowers, Sugar Plum Fairy, and Grand Pas de Deux)

Prism

Romeo & Juliet (Juliet and Acrobats)

The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Serenity, White Cat, Little Lilacs, Nymphs, Pas de Six/Diamond Fairy, and The Enchanted Princess/Bluebird pas de deux)

Swan Lake (Act I pas de trois, Aristocrats, Cygnets, Swan Maidens, Neapolitan, and Russian Princess)

Trio

 

George Balanchine

Agon (1st pas de trois)

Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (3rd movement principal)

Coppélia (Swanilda, Swanilda’s Friends, and Jesterettes)

Diamonds

Divertimento No. 15 (3rd solo)

Emeralds (pas de trois)

The Four Temperaments (1st Theme and Melancholic demi-soloist)

Rubies

Scotch Symphony (Scotch Girl)

Serenade (Angel)

Stars and Stripes (Finale)

Stravinsky Violin Concerto 

Symphony in C (2nd movement demi-soloist)

Symphony in Three Movements (1st movement)

Theme and Variations (demi-soloist)

Who Cares?

 

David Bintley

The Dance House

 

Jiri Bubeníček

Fragile Vessels

 

Val Caniparoli

Ibsen’s House (Rebecca West and Hedda Gabler)

Lambarena

 

John Cranko

Onegin (Olga)

 

Jorma Elo

Double Evil

 

Michel Fokine

Petrouchka

 

William Forsythe

Pas/Parts 2016 (originated)

Artifact Suite

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude

 

Margaret Jenkins

Thread (originated)

 

Johan Kobborg

Les Lutins

 

James Kudelka

The Ruins Proclaim The Building Was Beautiful

 

Edwaard Liang

Symphonic Dances

 

Serge Lifar

Suite en Blanc (Pas de cinq and Sieste)

 

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa 

Guernica (originated)

 

Natalia Makarova after Marius Petipa

La Bayadère, Act II (Solo Shade in “The Kingdom of the Shades”)

 

hans van Manen

Variations for Two Couples

 

cathy Marston

Snowblind (Mattie Silver)

 

wayne McGregor

Borderlands

 

agnes de Mille

Rodeo

 

benjamin Millepied

Appassionata

 

mark Morris

Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes

Maelstrom

Sandpaper Ballet

 

john Neumeier

The Little Mermaid (Henriette/The Princess and Bridesmaids)

 

rudolf Nureyev

Raymonda—Act III (2nd solo and pas de trois)

 

ashley Page

Guide to Strange Places

 

justin Peck

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (originated)

In the Countenance of Kings (originated role of Quantus)

Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes

 

arthur Pita

Björk Ballet (originated)

Salome (Salome)

 

yuri Possokhov

Classical Symphony

Diving into the Lilacs

Firebird (Princess)

Francesca da Rimini

Fusion

Magrittomania

The Rite of Spring

Swimmer (Lolita)

 

alexei Ratmansky

Le Carnaval des Animaux (Hen) 

From Foreign Lands (Italian, Polish, and Hungarian)

Seven Sonatas

Symphony #9 and Chamber Symphony in Shostakovich Trilogy

 

jerome Robbins

The Concert

Dances at a Gathering (Blue)

Glass Pieces (soloist)

In the Night (1st pas de deux)

Opus 19/The Dreamer

West Side Story Suite (Maria)

 

liam Scarlett

Die Toteninsel (originated) 

Fearful Symmetries (originated)

Frankenstein (Elizabeth Lavenza)

Hummingbird

 

paul Taylor

Company B

 

myles Thatcher

Ghost in the Machine

In the Passerine’s Clutch

Manifesto (originated)

 

christopher Wheeldon

Bound To (originated)

Carousel (A Dance) 

Cinderella (Cinderella, Stepsister Clementine, Spirit of Spring/Lightness, and Spanish Princess)

Continuum

Ghosts

Number Nine

Rush

Within the Golden Hour

 

renato Zanella

Underskin

 
  • Awarded 1st place at the Ciudad de Torrelavega competition, Torrelavega, Spain, 1996.

  • Danced at the Volver Gala, Zaragoza, Spain, 2018.
  • Danced in the 2015 film of Helgi Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet (Harlots) in the inaugural season of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance.

Q&A

What ballet or role would you like to dance but haven't yet and why?

Giselle is, to me, the first modern ballet. It was no longer about men, power, and important people. Modern ballet was about women, dreams, and imagination. The character of Giselle is complex, romantic, idealistic, strong, and courageous. She’s the type of woman one hopes to become.

What is your favorite costume and why?

Cinderella's ball gown because it reminds me of Italian designer Valentino. It’s beautiful and the mask is made of glitter. It’s hard to be upset when glitter is involved!

If you weren't a dancer, what would you be?

I wanted to be an architect as a kid. Back then I designed a tomato home that would rotate with the change of the season.