Max Cauthorn

Max Cauthorn


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  • 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


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. Also one of those NASA test subjects who have to stay in bed for 30 days.

When you have downtime from productions, what do you do to relax?

Fix whatever is currently broken on my old beater of a car. #righttorepair

What do you like to do for fun in San Francisco?

I love a good farmers market, grab a coffee, walk around, pretend to know about heirloom tomatoes, it’s a great day.