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Soloists

Ellen Rose Hummel

Ellen Rose Hummel

Biography

  • BORN

    Greenville, South Carolina

  • TRAINING

    North Carolina Dance Theatre
    San Francisco Ballet School

  • 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 2020

    Photo: Ellen Rose Hummel in Welch's Bespoke // © Erik Tomasson

Tomasson

7 for Eight 

Caprice (originated)

Criss-Cross 

Don Quixote (Gypsy Queen, Driads, Bridesmaids, and Seguidilla)

The Fifth Season 

Giselle (Giselle’s Friends, Wilis, and Peasants)

Nutcracker (Housekeeper, Maid, Snowflakes, Spanish, and Flowers)

Prism 

Romeo & Juliet (Harlots, Ballroom Ladies, and Citizens of Verona)

The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Courage, Sapphire Fairy, Little Lilacs, Garland Dance, and Nymphs)

Swan Lake (Peasants, Cygnets, Swans, Czardas corps, Neapolitan, and Act 3/4 corps de ballet)

 

Balanchine

Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (3rd movement)

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

Diamonds

Divertimento No. 15

The Four Temperaments

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia, Butterflies, and Courtiers)

Prodigal Son (Sisters)

Rubies

Serenade

Scotch Symphony

Stravinsky Violin Concerto

Symphony in C (4th movement and Finale)

Symphony in Three Movements

Theme and Variations (Soloist)

 

Bubeníček

Fragile Vessels

 

Caniparoli

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

Lambarena (Principal)

Tears (originated)

 

Cranko

Onegin (Nurse and Friends)

 

Forsythe

Pas/Parts 2016

 

Lander

Études (excerpt) (Ladies in Black)

 

Makarova after Petipa

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

 

Marston

Snowblind (originated)

 

Millepied

The Chairman Dances—Quartet for Two (originated)

 

Morris

Maelstrom

Sandpaper Ballet

 

Neumeier

The Little Mermaid (Wedding Guests and The Sea)

 

Nureyev

Raymonda—Act III

 

Peck

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

 

Pita

Björk Ballet

 

Possokhov

Diving Into the Lilacs (excerpt)

Firebird (Villagers)

Magrittomania

The Rite of Spring

Swimmer

 

Ratmansky

Chamber Symphony in Shostakovich Trilogy

 

Robbins

The Cage

Fancy Free (Red Bag Girl)

Glass Pieces

 

Scarlett

Fearful Symmetries

Frankenstein 

Hummingbird (originated)

 

Thatcher

Ghost in the Machine

Manifesto

 

Welch

Bespoke (originated)

 

Wheeldon

Bound To (opening pas de deux)

Cinderella (Stepsister Clementine, Spring corps, Autumn corps, and Courtiers)

Number Nine

Rush

 

Dance Films

Dance of Dreams (Dir. Benjamin Millepied, 2020) (Principal – Pas de deux)

 
  • Performed at Gala de Estrellas de la Danza in Menorca, Spain, in 2015.

Q&A

WHAT'S YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE AS A DANCER? WHY?

Time. This is such a beautiful but short career.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT AS A DANCER? WHY?

Joining the Company and getting these amazing opportunities. Having a work made on me and dancing lead roles.

WHAT CAN ALWAYS MAKE YOU LAUGH?

I always get a kick out of being in a situation where I shouldn't be laughing.