Jennifer Stahl

Jennifer Stahl


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  • Born

    Dana Point, California

  • Training

    Maria Lazar’s Classical Ballet Academy
    San Francisco Ballet School

  • San Francisco Ballet

    Named an apprentice in 2005
    Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2006
    Promoted to soloist in 2013
    Promoted to principal dancer in 2017



What's the hardest part about being a dancer that no one knows?

There’s so much energy in and around our performances, that it can be hard to wind down afterward and get enough rest for the next full day of dancing.

What are the first three things that you do every morning?

1) Get my daughter out of her crib and hug her 2) Make our breakfasts and my matcha latte 3) Solve a NYTimes crossword puzzle with my husband

What inspired you to keep dancing during the COVID-19 lockdown?

I was pregnant April-December 2020. I wanted to experience dancing while pregnant and it felt good to continue something familiar while my body was going through something so new and different

I love San Francisco because…

Creativity, diversity, and natural beauty are abundant and valued.

If you weren’t a dancer, what would your job be?

When I was growing up, my other dream job was to be a pediatrician.