Hear our artists’ Pointes of View

Company artists and visiting scholars invite you to delve deeper into that evening’s performance. You don’t have to buy a ticket to attend—all ballet fans are welcome.

January 27, Program 1 – PRE-RECORDED

SF Ballet’s 2021 Season is unlike any that has come before. Join SF Ballet Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson, Executive Director Kelly Tweeddale and choreographers Myles Thatcher and Danielle Rowe to hear how they pivoted to create this year’s digital season.

February 17, Program 2 – LIVE

SF Ballet’s 2021 Visiting Scholar, Nyama McCarthy-Brown, PhD, presents her research, Skin Colored Pointes: Women of Color in Ballet.

March 10, Program 3 – PrE-RECORDED 2/23

SF Ballet’s 2020 Scholar-in-Residence Carrie Gaiser Casey, PhD gives insight into Alexei Ratmansky’s Symphony #9. In conversation with SF Ballet Principal Dancer Dores André and Soloist Jahna Frantziskonis.

April 7, Jewels Pre-RECORDED 3/23

George Balanchine’s Jewels is a study in contrasts: three composers, three styles, three moods. SF Ballet Principal Dancers Sasha De Sola, Tiit Helimets, Soloist Sasha Mukhamedov, and SF Ballet Faculty Member and Former Principal Dancer Pascal Molat discuss the details of Emeralds, Rubies, and Diamonds and what makes each section of this ballet distinct.

April 28, Program 5 – Pre-RECORDED 4/20

Program 5 features three works created here in San Francisco. Join Company dancers Elizabeth Mateer, Norika Matsuyama, and Bianca Teixeira who were part of the creation process for these three ballets, to learn what it was like to work with Helgi Tomasson, Cathy Marston, and David Dawson in the studio.

May 12, Romeo & Juliet – LIVE

What does it take to bring Helgi Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet to life? Find out from Production Stage Manager Jane Green, Fight Director Martino Pistone, and Ballet Master and Principal Character Dancer Anita Paciotti as they discuss the various elements that must come together to create this production.

May 26, Swan Lake Pre-Recorded 5/12

Join Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson and Principal Dancers Yuan Yuan Tan and Tiit Helmets to learn about his iconic production of Swan Lake.


All programs are subject to change. Programs may be pre-recorded. The information, views, and opinion expressed at all audience engagement programs are strictly those of the participants and do not necessarily represent or imply any official position of the San Francisco Ballet Association.

Tickets: Free and open to the public

Schedule: Some programs are pre-recorded. Available 2 pm PST Wednesdays but available for viewing online afterward until June 30, 2021

Location: Online via Facebook and YouTube