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Principals

Mathilde Froustey

Mathilde Froustey

Biography

  • Born

    Bordeaux, France

  • Training

    Marseille National School of Ballet
    Paris Opera Ballet School

  • San Francisco Ballet

    Joined the Company as a principal dancer in 2013

  • Other Companies

    Paris Opera Ballet

Tomasson

7 for Eight

Caprice

Don Quixote (Kitri and Act III pas de deux)

The Fifth Season

Giselle (Giselle)

Handel – A celebration

Nutcracker (Queen of the Snow, Sugar Plum Fairy, and Grand Pas de Deux Ballerina)

On a Theme of Paganini

Prism (Pas de trois)

Romeo & Juliet (Juliet and Act I Balcony pas de deux)

The Sleeping Beauty (Aurora)

Swan Lake (Odette/Odile)

Trio 

Valses Poeticos

 

Balanchine

Allegro Brillante

Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet 

Divertimento No.15 (Allegro – Turning Woman)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena)

Rubies 

Scotch Symphony (Principal)

Serenade (Russian Girl)

Theme and Variations

 

Caniparoli 

Ibsen’s House (Hedda Gabler)

 

Cranko

Onegin (Tatiana)

 

Gsovsky

Grand Pas Classique

 

Lander

Etudes (excerpt)

 

Lifar

Suite en Blanc (Cigarette and pas de trois)

 

Makarova after Petipa

La Bayadère, Act II (1st Solo Shade in “The Kingdom of the Shades”)

 

Marston

Snowblind (originated role of Mattie Silver)

 

Millepied

Appassionata

 

Neumeier

The Little Mermaid (The Little Mermaid/His Creation)

 

Ratmansky

From Foreign Lands (Italian and Spanish)

Seven Sonatas

Symphony #9 and Chamber Symphony in Shostakovich Trilogy

Souvenir d’un lieu cher

 

Robbins

Dances at a Gathering (Yellow and Purple)

In the Night (1st pas de deux)

Opus 19/The Dreamer

 

Welch

Bespoke (originated)

 

Wheeldon

Within the Golden Hour

Ashton

La Fille mal gardée

 

Balanchine

Serenade

 

Cranko

Onegin 

 

Lacotte

Paquita 

La Sylphide

 

McGregor

L’Anatomie de la Sensation

Genus 

 

Nureyev

La Bayadère

Don Quixote (Kitri)

Nutcracker (Clara)

Raymonda

Swan Lake

  • Nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Best Individual Performance for The Sleeping Beauty (Aurora), 2018.
  • Received the French American Chamber of Commerce Award for French Influence in Art Category, 2018.
  • Received an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Performance (Ensemble) with Tiit Helimets for Tomasson's Giselle during the 2015 Repertory Season.
  • Received Danza & Danza’s best foreign dancer award in 2013.
  • Awarded the Ballet2000 dance prize in 2007.
  • Won a gold medal at the Varna International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria, 2004.
  • Received a Paris Ballet Donation Foundation dance prize in 2004.
  • Danced Giselle in Yellowstone Ballet Company’s production of Giselle in Livingston, Montana, in June 2018.
  • Performed the role of Nikiya in La Bayadère with Kremlin Ballet in Kazan, Russia, in May 2018.
  • Danced Giselle with Kremlin Ballet, State Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia, in September 2016.
  • Performed excerpts from Don Quixote and Nutcracker with Carlo Di Lanno with Paris Opera Ballet in Hanoi, Vietnam, in June 2016.
  • Performed Nureyev’s Raymonda and Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante with Compañía Nacional de Danza in Madrid, Spain, in October 2014.
  • Performed pas de deux from Giselle at the International Ballet Gala XX, Theater Dortmund in Dortmund, Germany, in September 2014.
  • Danced Kitri in Don Quixote with Paris Opera Ballet in Tokyo, Japan, in March 2014.
  • Danced as a guest artist with the Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow, Russia; and Mariinsky Ballet, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Q&A

What's your biggest challenge as a dancer and why?

As a dancer you have to play two roles, athlete and artist. They don't always work well together. The athlete must stay healthy, be rigorous, and stay focused. The artist wants to meet people, go out, and live life. You need both.

What has been your proudest moment as a dancer and why?

I organized a ballet performance in the small town in France where my father is the mayor. The whole town came! But, more importantly, I got to work with my father to put it on.

What can always make you laugh?

Clichés about the French.