Mathilde Froustey

Mathilde Froustey


  • 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

helgi Tomasson

7 for Eight


Don Quixote (Kitri)

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)

The Sleeping Beauty (Aurora)

Swan Lake (Odette/Odile)


Valses Poeticos


george Balanchine

Allegro Brillante

Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet 

Divertimento No.15 (Allegro – Turning Woman)


Scotch Symphony

Serenade (Russian Girl)

Theme and Variations


val Caniparoli 

Ibsen’s House (Hedda Gabler)


john Cranko

Onegin (Tatiana)


victor Gsovsky

Grand Pas Classique


harald Lander

Études (excerpt)


serge Lifar

Suite en Blanc (Cigarette and pas de trois)


natalia Makarova after marius Petipa

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


cathy Marston

Created the in Snowblind (originated role of Mattie Silver)


benjamin Millepied


john Neumeier

The Little Mermaid (The Little Mermaid/His Creation)

alexei Ratmansky

From Foreign Lands (Italian and Spanish) Seven Sonatas Symphony #9 and Chamber Symphony in Shostakovich Trilogy Souvenir d’un lieu cher

jerome Robbins

Dances at a Gathering (Yellow and Purple) In the Night (1st pas de deux) Opus 19/The Dreamer

stanton Welch

Bespoke (originated)

Christopher Wheeldon

Within the Golden Hour

frederick Ashton

La Fille mal gardée

george Balanchine


john Cranko


Pierre Lacotte


La Sylphide

wayne McGregor

L’Anatomie de la Sensation


rudolf Nureyev

La Bayadère

Don Quixote (Kitri)

Nutcracker (Clara)


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 Helgi Tomasson's Giselle during San Francisco Ballet's 2015 Repertory Season.
  • Received Danza&Danza’s best foreign dancer award, 2013.
  • Awarded the Ballet2000 dance prize, 2007.
  • Won a gold medal at the Varna International Ballet Competition, Varna, Bulgaria, 2004.
  • Received a Paris Ballet Donation Foundation dance prize, 2004.
  • Danced Giselle in Yellowstone Ballet Company’s production of Giselle, Livingston, Montana, 2018.
  • Performed the role of Nikiya in La Bayadère with Kremlin Ballet, Kazan, Russia, 2018.
  • Danced Giselle with Kremlin Ballet, State Kremlin Palace, Moscow, 2016.
  • Performed excerpts from Don Quixote and Nutcracker with Carlo Di Lanno with Paris Opera Ballet, Hanoi, 2016.
  • Performed Rudolf Nureyev’s Raymonda and George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante with Compañía Nacional de Danza, Madrid, 2014.
  • Performed pas de deux from Giselle at the International Ballet Gala XX, Theater Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany, 2014.
  • Danced Kitri in Don Quixote with Paris Opera Ballet, Tokyo, 2014.
  • Danced as a guest artist with the Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow; Mariinsky Ballet, St. Petersburg, Russia.


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.