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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

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.