Corps de Ballet

Sean Bennett

Sean Bennett


  • Born

    San Francisco, California

  • Training

    American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School
    San Francisco Ballet School
    San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program

  • San Francisco Ballet

    Named an apprentice in 2011
    Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2012

Helgi Tomasson

Caprice (soloist)


Don Quixote (Toreadors, Gypsies, and Fandango)

Giselle (Peasants)

Nutcracker (Party Guests, King of the Mice, Spanish, Arabian, and Russian)


Romeo & Juliet (Paris and Capulet Men)

The Sleeping Beauty (Suitors, Gentlemen of the Court, Polonaise, and Puss in Boots)

Swan Lake (Von Rothbart, Peasants, Czardas corps, and Act 3/4 corps)


George Balanchine

Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet 

Coppélia (Villagers and War and Discord corps)


The Four Temperaments

Prodigal Son

Scotch Symphony


Stravinsky Violin Concerto

Theme and Variations 

Val Caniparoli

Ibsen’s House (The Stranger in “Lady from the Sea”)


John Cranko


William Forsythe

Pas/Parts 2016

Edwaard Liang

The Infinite Ocean (originated)

Symphonic Dances

Serge Lifar

Suite en Blanc

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Guernica (originated)

Mark Morris



Rudolf Nureyev

Raymonda—Act III (Hungarian)

Ashley Page

Guide to Strange Places (Soloist couple)

Justin Peck

Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes

Arthur Pita

Salome (Hostages and originated a Guards role)

Yuri Possokhov

Firebird (Monsters)


Optimistic Tragedy (originated an Eight Sailors role)

RAkU (Warriors)

The Rite of Spring

Swimmer (Waiters and corps)

Alexei Ratmansky

Symphony #9 and Piano Concerto #1 in Shostakovich Trilogy

Jerome Robbins

The Cage (1st Intruder)

Fancy Free (Bartender)

Glass Pieces

Liam Scarlett



Myles Thatcher

Otherness (originated)

Christopher Wheeldon

Cinderella (Fates, Winter corps, Courtiers, and Tree Gnomes)


Within the Golden Hour

Danced in the 2015 film of Helgi Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet (Capulet Men) in the inaugural season of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance.


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

When my family and friends come to watch me.

If I weren’t a dancer I’d be…

A black belt in karate.

What’s your perfect day?

Eating ramen noodles and sitting at a bonfire with a dog, after a long day of adventures and hiking.