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Soloists

Elizabeth Powell

Elizabeth Powell

Biography

  • Born

    Boston, Massachusetts

  • Training

    Boston Ballet School
    San Francisco Ballet School
    San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program, 2010–2011

  • San Francisco Ballet

    Named an apprentice in 2011
    Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2012
    Promoted to soloist in 2018

    Photo: Elizabeth Powell in Caniparoli's Foreshadow // © Erik Tomasson

Tomasson

7 for Eight

Caprice (originated)

Criss-Cross

Don Quixote (Kitri’s Friends)

The Fifth Season (Principal)

Giselle (Solo Wilis and Peasant pas de cinq)

Haffner Symphony

Nutcracker (Party Guests, Ballerina Doll, Snowflakes, Queen of the Snow, Spanish, Arabian, French, and Flowers)

On a Theme of Paganini

Romeo & Juliet (Harlots)

The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Tenderness, Countess, Enchanted Princess, Little Lilacs, Garland Dance, Nymphs, Pas de Six/Silver Fairy, and White Cat)

Swan Lake (Aristocrats, Swan Maidens, Swans, Czardas Princess, Russian Princess, and Act 3/4 corps)

Trio

 

Balanchine

Agon

Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (1st and 3rd movement demi-soloist and 4th movement)

Coppélia (Swanilda’s Friends, Villagers, Brides, and War and Discord corps)

Diamonds

The Four Temperaments

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia and Divertissement Ensemble)

Scotch Symphony

Serenade

Stravinsky Violin Concerto

Symphony in C (demi-soloist in 4th movement and finale)

Symphony in Three Movements

 

Bubeníček

Fragile Vessels (originated)

 

Caniparoli

Foreshadow (originated) (Kitty)

Ibsen’s House (Rebecca West in “Rosmersholm”)

 

Cranko

Onegin (Friends, Tatiana’s double, and corps)

 

Dawson

Anima Animus (originated)

 

Lander

Etudes (excerpt) (Ladies in White)

 

Liang

The Infinite Ocean

 

Lifar

Suite en Blanc

 

MacMillan

Concerto (corps de ballet in pas de deux)

 

Makarova after Petipa

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

 

Marston

Snowblind (originated)

 

McGregor

Borderlands (originated)

 

Millepied

Appassionata 

The Chairman Dances—Quartet for Two (originated)

 

Morris

Sandpaper Ballet (Ensemble)

 

Neumeier

The Little Mermaid (Mermaid’s Sisters)

 

Nureyev

Raymonda—Act III (Hungarian)

 

Peck

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (originated)

In the Countenance of Kings

 

Pita

Björk Ballet (originated)

 

Possokhov

Classical Symphony

Firebird (Friends)

Swimmer

“… two unite in a single soul…”

 

Ratmansky

Le Carnaval des Animaux (Hen)

From Foreign Lands (Italian, Polish, and Hungarian)

Chamber Symphony and Piano Concerto #1 in Shostakovich Trilogy

 

Robbins

The Cage

Glass Pieces

Opus 19/The Dreamer

 

Scarlett

Frankenstein

Hummingbird (Soloist and originated a corps role)

 

Wheeldon

Cinderella (Stepsister Edwina, Spring corps, Balinese Princess, and Courtiers)

Within the Golden Hour (Soloist and corps)

  • Danced third pas de deux in Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour, Shanghai, 2018. 
  • Performed Kobborg’s Les Lutins at Despertares Gala, Mexico City, 2014.
  • Danced Juliet in pas de deux from Romeo and Juliet at Florida Classical Ballet, Pompano Beach, Florida, 2013.

Q&A

When I'm not working, I enjoy...

Exploring the city and getting out of it, Netflix, and going out with my friends.

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

I’ve always wanted to be a veterinarian.

I love San Francisco because…

It’s the BEST city ever! All of my friends help make it pretty amazing too.