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Corps de Ballet

Natasha Sheehan

Natasha Sheehan

Biography

  • BORN

    San Francisco, California

  • TRAINING

    American Ballet Theatre (summer program)
    School of American Ballet (summer program)
    Paris Opera Ballet School (summer program)
    San Francisco Ballet School
    San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program, 2014–2016

  • SAN FRANCISCO BALLET

    Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2016

Tomasson

Don Quixote (Seguidilla, Cupid, Bridesmaids, and Driads)

Giselle (Wilis)

Haffner Symphony 

Nutcracker (Clara as a student, Ballerina Doll, Snowflakes, Spanish, and Flowers)

On a Theme of Paganini

Romeo & Juliet (Juliet’s Friends)

The Sleeping Beauty (Aurora/Act 3 excerpt, Fairy of Serenity, Fairy of Tenderness, Little Lilacs, Nymphs, and Enchanted Princess/Bluebird pas de deux)

Swan Lake (Act 1 pas de trois, Peasants, Cygnets, Swans, and Act 3/4 corps)

 

Balanchine

Coppélia (Brides)

Diamonds

Divertimento No. 15 (Allegro – Corps)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hippolyta’s Hounds and Courtiers)

Serenade (Russian corps)

Stravinsky Violin Concerto

 

Cranko

Onegin

 

King

The Collective Agreement (originated)

 

Lander

Etudes (excerpt) (Ladies in White)

 

Liang

The Infinite Ocean (originated soloist role)

 

Lopez Ochoa

Guernica (originated)

 

Makarova after Petipa

La Bayadère, Act II (“The Kingdom of the Shades”)

 

Morris

Sandpaper Ballet (Ensemble)

 

Neumeier

The Little Mermaid (School Friends and Bridesmaids)

 

Ratmansky

Symphony #9 and Chamber Symphony in Shostakovich Trilogy

 

Scarlett

Frankenstein

Hummingbird

 

Thatcher

Foragers

 

Wheeldon

Cinderella (Puppeteers, Spirit of Spring/Lightness soloist, and Spring/Lightness corps)

 
  • Won Best Female Dancer at the International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize, 2016.
  • Placed 1st for Classical and 3rd for Contemporary in the Junior category at the Youth America Grand Prix San Francisco Semi-Finals; placed in the top 20 at Finals, New York City, 2014.
  • Received the Dizzy Feet Foundation’s Angelina Ballerina Scholarship, 2011-2012.
  • Performed at the Dizzy Feet Gala, Los Angeles, California.

Q&A

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE COSTUME? WHY?

Traditional tutus from story ballets such as Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty. There are so many beautiful, delicate details with each tutu carrying its own history. Juliet's costume from Romeo & Juliet is also exquisite because of its movement quality.

WHAT'S THE HARDEST PART ABOUT BEING A DANCER THAT NO ONE KNOWS?

The ability to make something super difficult seem easy and how much time and effort goes into one performance.

WHAT CAN ALWAYS MAKE YOU LAUGH?

My dog and funny videos online. My sisters, who always cheer me up and tease relentlessly.