- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Escola de Danças Maria Olenewa
The Harid Conservatory
San Francisco Ballet School
San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program
- Company Membership
Named an apprentice in 2006
Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2007
Left in 2010
Returned to the Company in 2016
Ludmila Bizalion has danced featured roles in Tomasson’s Nutcracker (French and Arabian), Swan Lake (Aristocrats, Swan Maidens, and Czardas Princess), and Haffner Symphony (soloist); Balanchine’s Diamonds (soloist); Robbins’ West Side Story Suite (Maria); Scarlett’s Frankenstein (Caroline Beaufort and Madame Moritz); and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Cinderella’s Mother and Stepmother Hortensia). Her repertory includes Balanchine’s Emeralds, The Four Temperaments (Phlegmatic corps), Serenade, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Symphony in C (1st and 3rd movements), and Theme and Variations; Kudelka’s The Ruins Proclaim the Building Was Beautiful; Robbins’ The Concert and Opus 19/The Dreamer; Tomasson’s On a Theme of Paganini and Prism; Tudor’s Jardin aux Lilas; and Wheeldon’s Carousel (A Dance), Ghosts, and Rush.
At other companies, Ludmila danced Allan’s Cinderella (Summer Fairy); Elo’s Lost by Last (women’s duet) and Shape of Glow (2nd pas de deux); Fokine’s Les Sylphides; Forsythe’s Artifact, in Impressing the Czar (Act 1 pas de deux), in the middle, somewhat elevated, and New Sleep (soloist); Haydée’s The Sleeping Beauty (Diamond Fairy); Hynd’s The Merry Widow; and Kohler’s The Nutcracker (Russian Doll). As a guest artist in 2016, she performed Dekkers’ Do Be: Double Happiness and the Act 3 pas de deux from Saint-Leon’s Coppélia with Diablo Ballet, and Caniparoli’s Tutto Eccetto il Lavandino and Pickett’s Oasis with Smuin Ballet. In 2015 she danced The Nutcracker with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and Delwaide’s Serenade pour Cordes et Corps with Diablo Ballet.
What's your favorite costume? Why?
The costume from Forsythe’s Artifact, because of how comfortable it is and the freedom of moment that it allows.
What's your perfect day?
The days I get to experience and give back kindness in some way.
I love San Francisco because...
It’s a big, open-minded, free-spirited city surrounded by stunning nature. It's where I feel at home.