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Principals

Dores André

Dores André

Biography

  • Born

    Vigo, Spain

  • Training

    Antonio Almenara
    Estudio de Danza de Maria Avila

  • Company Info

    Joined in 2004
    Promoted to soloist in 2012
    Promoted to principal dancer in 2015

BALLETS—SAN FRANCISCO BALLET

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 1 pas de trois, Aristocrats, Cygnets, Swan Maidens, Neapolitan, and Russian Princess)
Trio 

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?
Bintley
The Dance House

Bubeníček
Fragile Vessels

Caniparoli
Ibsen’s House (Rebecca West and Hedda Gabler)

Lambarena 

Cranko
Onegin (Olga)

Elo
Double Evil

Fokine
Petrouchka

Forsythe
Pas/Parts 2016 (originated)

Artifact Suite
The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude

Jenkins
Thread (originated)

Kobborg
Les Lutins

Kudelka
The Ruins Proclaim The Building Was Beautiful

Liang
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
 

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

Peck
Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (originated)

In the Countenance of Kings (originated role of Quantus)
Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes 

Pita
Björk Ballet (originated)

Salome (Salome) 

Possokhov
Classical Symphony
Diving into the Lilacs
Firebird (Princess)

Francesca da Rimini
Fusion
Magrittomania
The Rite of Spring
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
West Side Story Suite (Maria)

Scarlett
Die Toteninsel (originated)
Fearful Symmetries (originated)

Frankenstein (Elizabeth Lavenza)
Hummingbird

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
Number Nine
Rush
Within the Golden Hour

Zanella
Underskin

 

 

 


AWARDS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Awarded 1st place at the Cuidad 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.