Corps de Ballet

Ludmila Bizalion

Ludmila Bizalion


  • Born

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Training

    Escola de Danças Maria Olenewa
    The Harid Conservatory
    San Francisco Ballet School
    San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program

  • San Francisco Ballet

    Named an apprentice in 2006
    Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2007
    Returned to the Company in 2016

  • Other Companies

    Royal Ballet of Flanders
    Hong Kong Ballet

Helgi Tomasson

Don Quixote (Mercedes, Seguidilla, Gitana, Driads, and Fandango)

Haffner Symphony (soloist)

Nutcracker (Mrs. Stahlbaum, Party Guests, Snowflakes, Spanish, Arabian, French, and Flowers)

On a Theme of Paganini


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

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


George Balanchine

Diamonds (soloist)

Divertimento No. 15 (Allegro – Corps)


The Four Temperaments Serenade (Phlegmatic corps)

Scotch Symphony

Stravinsky Violin Concerto

Symphony in C (1st and 3rd movements)

Theme and Variations


Val Caniparoli

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


James Kudelka

The Ruins Proclaim the Building Was Beautiful


Harald Lander 

Études (excerpt; Ladies in Black)


Cathy Marston

Snowblind (originated)


John Neumeier

The Little Mermaid (Mermaid’s Sisters and Nuns)


Justin Peck

In the Countenance of Kings


Alexei Ratmansky

Symphony #9 and Piano Concerto #1 in Shostakovich Trilogy


Dwight Rhoden

LET’S BEGIN AT THE END (originated corps couple's role)


Jerome Robbins

The Cage (Queen)

The Concert

Fancy Free (Last Girl)

Opus 19/The Dreamer

West Side Story Suite (Maria)


Liam Scarlett

Frankenstein (Caroline Beaufort, Madame Moritz, and ensemble)


Anthony Tudor

Jardin aux Lilas 


Christopher Wheeldon

Cinderella (Cinderella’s Mother, Stepmother Hortensia, Summer corps, and Courtiers)

Bound To

Carousel (A Dance)



David Allan

Cinderella (Summer Fairy) 


Marcia Haydée

The Sleeping Beauty (Diamond Fairy)


Ronald Hynd

The Merry Widow


William Forsythe


Impressing the Czar (Act I pas de deux)

in the middle

somewhat elevated 

New Sleep (soloist) 


Terence Kohler

The Nutcracker (Russian Doll)


Jorma Elo

Lost by Last (Women’s duet)

Shape of Glow (2nd pas de deux)


Michel Fokine

Les Sylphides

  • Danced Robert Dekkers’ Do Be: Double Happiness and the Act III pas de deux from Arthur Saint-Leon’s Coppélia with Diablo Ballet, Walnut Creek, California, 2016.
  • Danced Helen Pickett’s Oasis and Val Caniparoli’s Tutto Eccetto il Lavandino with Smuin Ballet, San Francisco, 2016.
  • Danced The Nutcracker with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, 2015.
  • Danced Sonya Delwaide’s Serenade pour Cordes et Corps with Diablo Ballet, Walnut Creek, California, 2015.


What's your favorite costume? Why?

The costume from Forsythe’s Artifact, because of how comfortable it is and the freedom of moment that it allows.

What's your perfect day?

The days I get to experience and give back kindness in some way.

I love San Francisco because...

It’s a big, open-minded, free-spirited city surrounded by stunning nature. It's where I feel at home.