Character Artist

Pascal Molat

Associate Director, Trainee Program

Pascal Molat


  • Training

    Paris Opera Ballet School

  • Company Membership

    Joined the Company as a soloist in 2002
    Promoted to principal dancer in 2003

Born in Paris, Pascal Molat trained at Paris Opera Ballet School and danced with Royal Ballet of Flanders and Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo before joining SF Ballet as a soloist in 2002. He was promoted to principal dancer the following year.

Molat’s repertory includes principal and featured roles in Don Quixote, Sylvia, Romeo & Juliet, Onegin, Giselle, and The Little Mermaid, among others. He created principal roles in Elo’s Double Evil; McGregor’s Borderlands; Morris’ Beaux and Joyride; Possokhov’s RAkU, Firebird, Reflections, Study in Motion, and Swimmer; Tomasson’s Concerto Grosso, Blue Rose, and 7 for Eight; Wheeldon’s Number Nine and Rush; Ratmansky’s From Foreign Lands; Taylor’s Spring Round; and Zanella’s Underskin. Molat has also danced in works choreographed by Ashton, Balanchine, Béjart, Bintley, Fokine, Forsythe, Kylián, MacMillan, Maillot, Robbins, Tudor, and Van Manen.

Molat danced the role of Mercutio in the 2015 film of Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet for Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance. After retiring from the Company in 2016, he joined the SF Ballet School Faculty and joined as a character artist in the 2023-24 Season.