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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

Tomasson

7 for Eight (Principal)

Criss-Cross (Principal)

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

The Fifth Season (Principal)

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

Haffner Symphony (Soloist)

Meistens Mozart

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

Prism

Romeo & Juliet (Juliet, Acrobats, and Harlots)

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 (2nd movement principal)

 

Balanchine

Agon (1st pas de trois)

Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (1st movement soloist and 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)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia)

Rubies

Scotch Symphony (Scotch Girl, Principal)

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?

 

Bintley

The Dance House

 

Bubeníček

Fragile Vessels (1st, 2nd, and 3rd movement principal)

 

Caniparoli

Ibsen’s House (Rebecca West and Hedda Gabler)

Lambarena (Principal)

 

Cranko

Onegin (Olga)

 

Elo

Double Evil

 

Fokine

Petrouchka (Ballerina)

 

Forsythe

Artifact Suite

Pas/Parts 2016 (originated)

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude

 

Jenkins

Thread (originated)

 

Kobborg

Les Lutins (Principal)

 

Kudelka

The Ruins Proclaim The Building Was Beautiful

 

Liang

The Infinite Ocean (Principal)

Symphonic Dances

 

Lifar

Suite en Blanc (Pas de cinq and Sieste)

 

Lopez Ochoa 

Guernica (originated)

 

Makarova after Petipa

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

 

van Manen

Variations for Two Couples

 

Marston

Snowblind (Mattie Silver)

 

McGregor

Borderlands

 

McIntyre

The Big Hunger (Principal)

 

de Mille

Rodeo

 

Millepied

Appassionata

 

Morris

Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes

Maelstrom

Sandpaper Ballet

 

Neumeier

The Little Mermaid (Henriette/The Princess and Bridesmaids)

 

Nureyev

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

 

Page

Guide to Strange Places (Principal)

 

Peck

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (originated) (Principal)

In the Countenance of Kings (originated role of Quantus)

Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes (Principal couple)

 

Pita

Björk Ballet (originated)

Salome (Salome)

 

Possokhov

Classical Symphony (Principal)

Diving into the Lilacs

Firebird (Princess)

Francesca da Rimini

Fusion (Principal)

Magrittomania (Principal)

The Rite of Spring (Principal)

Swimmer (Lolita)

 

Ratmansky

Le Carnaval des Animaux (Hen) 

From Foreign Lands (Italian, Polish, and Hungarian)

Seven Sonatas

Symphony #9 and Chamber Symphony in Shostakovich Trilogy

 

Robbins

The Concert

Dances at a Gathering (Blue)

Glass Pieces (Soloist)

In the Night (1st pas de deux)

Opus 19/The Dreamer (Principal Couple)

West Side Story Suite (Maria)

 

Rowe

For Pixie

 

Scarlett

Die Toteninsel (originated) 

Fearful Symmetries (originated)

Frankenstein (Elizabeth Lavenza)

Hummingbird (Principal)

 

Taylor

Company B

 

Thatcher

Ghost in the Machine

In the Passerine’s Clutch

Manifesto (originated)

 

Wheeldon

Bound To (originated)

Carousel (A Dance) 

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

Continuum

Ghosts (Soloist)

Number Nine

Quarternary

Rush (Principal)

Within the Golden Hour (Principal)

 

Zanella

Underskin

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

  • Danced at the Volver Gala in Zaragoza, Spain, in May 2018.
  • Danced in the 2015 film of 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.