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Principals

Max Cauthorn

Max Cauthorn

Biography

  • Born

    Tucson, Arizona

  • Training

    San Francisco Ballet School
    San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program, 2011–2013

  • San Francisco Ballet

    Named an apprentice in 2013
    Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2014
    Promoted to soloist in March 2017
    Promoted to principal dancer in 2020

Tomasson

Bartók Divertimento

Caprice

Concerto Grosso

Don Quixote (Toreadors)

The Fifth Season

Giselle (Peasant pas de cinq and Servant to the Duke)

Haffner Symphony

Nutcracker (Party Guests, King of the Snow, Jack-in-the-Box, Dancing Nutcracker, Nutcracker Prince, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Bear, and Grand Pas de Deux Prince)

On a Theme of Paganini (Principal)

Prism

Romeo & Juliet (Benvolio and Acrobats)

The Sleeping Beauty (Cavaliers, Suitors, and Bluebird)

Swan Lake (Aristocrats, Act I pas de trois, and Russian)

Trio

 

Balanchine

Allegro Brillante

Coppélia (Villagers, Grooms, and War and Discord corps)

Diamonds

Divertimento No. 15 (Allegro – Theme)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon and Divertissement ensemble)

Prodigal Son

Rubies

Stravinsky Violin Concerto

Theme and Variations

 

Bournonville

From Siberia to Moscow (Jockey Dance)

 

Cranko

Onegin

 

Caniparoli

Ibsen’s House (Captain Alving/Oswald Alving in “Ghosts”)

Lambarena

Tears

 

Forsythe

Pas/Parts 2016

 

King

The Collective Agreement (originated)

 

Lander

Etudes (excerpt) (Mazurka and Gentlemen)

 

Liang

The Infinite Ocean (originated)

 

Lifar

Suite en Blanc (Pas de cinq)

 

Lopez Ochoa

Guernica (originated)

 

McIntyre

The Big Hunger

 

Morris

Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes

Maelstrom

Sandpaper Ballet

 

Neumeier

The Little Mermaid (Magic Shadows)

 

Peck

In the Countenance of Kings (originated)

Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes (Principal, 3 soloist men and corps)

 

Possokhov

Firebird (Monsters)

Fusion (Principal)

Magrittomania 

Optimistic Tragedy (originated)

The Rite of Spring (Elders)

Swimmer 

“…two united in a single soul…” (Principal)

 

Ratmansky

Symphony #9, Chamber Symphony and Piano Concerto #1 in Shostakovich Trilogy

 

Robbins

Glass Pieces

 

Scarlett

Die Toteninsel

Fearful Symmetries (Principal)

Frankenstein (Victor Frankenstein)

 

Thatcher

Ghost in the Machine (originated)

Manifesto

Otherness (originated)

 

Wheeldon

Bound To (opening pas de deux)

Cinderella (Fates, Summer corps, Autumn corps, and Courtiers)

Rush

Within the Golden Hour

  • Danced in the 2015 film of Helgi Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet as part of the inaugural season of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance.

Q&A

What has been your proudest moment as a dancer? Why?

My proudest moment as a dancer was watching Borderlands by Wayne McGregor. I had been helping a friend with her part in it and to see her progress, and her ability to bring a real emotional connection to an abstract piece, was very moving for me.

What's your perfect day?

A day working on challenging material with friends in the studio sounds pretty good.

If I weren't a dancer, I'd be...

A psychologist or physical therapist.