Jennifer Stahl

Jennifer Stahl


  • 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

helgi Tomasson

Criss-Cross (Aves–Schoenberg movement)

Don Quixote (Mercedes, Queen of the Driads, Driads, Seguidilla, and Fandango)

Giselle (Myrtha)

Nutcracker (Mrs. Stahlbaum, Party Guests, Queen of the Snow, Snowflakes, French, Arabian, Sugar Plum Fairy, Flowers, and Grand Pas de Deux)

On a Theme of Paganini

On Common Ground (originated)


Romeo & Juliet (Lady Capulet)

The Sleeping Beauty (Lilac Fairy, Fairy of Darkness/Carabosse, Fairy of Courage, Garland Dance, and Nymphs)

Swan Lake (Swan Maidens, Swans, Peasants, Mazurka, and Spanish Princess)

julia Adam


george Balanchine

Agon (1st pas de trois)

Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet

Coppélia (Waltz of the Hours soloist, Mazurka, and Czardas)


Divertimento No. 15


The Four Temperaments (2nd Theme and Choleric)

Prodigal Son (Siren)


Serenade (Dark Angel)

Stars and Stripes (Finale)

Stravinsky Violin Concerto (Aria I)

Symphony in C

Symphony in Three Movements (3rd pas de deux)

Theme and Variations

david Bintley

The Dance House

val Caniparoli

Ibsen’s House (Mrs. Alving in “Ghosts”)

john Cranko


jiri Bubeníček

Fragile Vessels

jorma Elo

Double Evil

michel Fokine

Petrouchka (Nursemaid)

william Forsythe

Artifact Suite

in the middle, somewhat elevated

Pas/Parts 2016 (originated)

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude

james Kudelka

The Ruins Proclaim The Building Was Beautiful

edwaard Liang

Symphonic Dances

serge Lifar

Suite en Blanc (Flute and Sieste)

cathy Marston

Snowblind (Zeena Frome)

wayne McGregor


trey McIntyre

Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem (originated)

benjamin Millepied


The Chairman Dances—Quartet for Two

mark Morris

Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes

A Garden

Joyride (originated)


Sandpaper Ballet


john Neumeier

The Little Mermaid (Mermaid Sisters and Nuns)

rudolf Nureyev

Raymonda—Act III

Ashley Page

Guide to Strange Places

justin Peck

In the Countenance of Kings (originated the role of Botanica)

yuri Possokhov

Firebird (Firebird)



The Rite of Spring (originated)

“… two united in a single soul…”

Swimmer (Nighthawks pas de deux)

alexei Ratmansky

Le Carnaval des Animaux (Swan and Jellyfish)

From Foreign Lands (German principal and Polish)

Russian Seasons (Purple Woman)

Symphony #9 and Chamber Symphony in Shostakovich Trilogy

dwight Rhoden

LET’S BEGIN AT THE END (originated)

jerome Robbins

The Cage (Queen) 

Glass Pieces

In the Night (2nd pas de deux)

Opus 19/The Dreamer

West Side Story Suite

liam Scarlett

Fearful Symmetries 

Frankenstein (Caroline Beaufort and Madame Moritz)

myles Thatcher

Ghost in the Machine

Manifesto (originated)

stanton Welch

Bespoke (originated)


christopher Wheeldon

Bound To (originated)

Carousel (A Dance)

Cinderella (Stepmother Hortensia, Spirit of Winter/Fluidity, Russian Princess, and Courtiers)


Within the Golden Hour

Renato Zanella


  • Danced choreography by Danielle Rowe in collaboration with the Alonzo King Lines Ballet, San Francisco, 2018.
  • Danced Swan Lake Suite, Black Swan pas de deux, at Orange County Ballet Theater’s Momentum Gala, Laguna Hills, California, 2018.
  • Danced Waltz Girl in George Balanchine’s Serenade at Orange County Ballet Theater’s Momentum Gala, Laguna Hills, California, 2017.
  • Danced Kitri’s Act 3 variation from Don Quixote on So You Think You Can Dance, Greece, 2017.
  • Danced the Sugar Plum Fairy in Nutcracker at Westside Ballet, Santa Monica, California, 2013.
  • Performed Distraction Pas de Deux with Myles Thatcher on Alaska Crystal Cruise, Spotlight Awards Alumni Performance, 2012. 
  • Performed White Swan Pas de Deux from Swan Lake (Petipa) on Alaska Crystal Cruise, Spotlight Awards Alumni Performance, 2011.
  • Performed the Pas de Deux from Yuri Possokhov’s Diving into the Lilacs with Anthony Vincent at the Ballett des Badischen Staatstheaters Gala, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2010.


I love San Francisco because…

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

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 can always make you laugh?

My husband.