Ellen Rose Hummel

Ellen Rose Hummel




  • BORN

    Greenville, South Carolina


    North Carolina Dance Theatre
    San Francisco Ballet School


    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


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.

When you have downtime from productions, what do you do to relax?

I enjoy rock climbing, going to the movies, & going to farmer markets. Sometimes getting out of the city is nice too!

What are some of your favorite roles or ballets you've danced while at SF Ballet?

Lambarena, Fancy Free, Rubies, Glass Pieces, Gitana Woman, Bjork, Ibsen’s House, Clementine in Cinderella, Finger Fairy in Sleeping Beauty, Harlots in R&J, Hermia in Midsummer Night’s Dream …. Sorry I love them all!