Hear our artists’ Pointes of View
Delve deeper into each program of the 2022 Season through this online lecture series featuring artists of the Company and visiting scholars.
Streamed live at 6 PM before each Wednesday performance, and available for viewing online until the end of the 2022 Season.
CELEBRATING HELGI TOMASSON – FEBRUARY 2
Director of Education & Training Jennie Scholick, Ph.D., invites Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson and the "Three Graces" of San Francisco Ballet — Ballet Masters Bonita Borne, Betsy Erickson, and Anita Paciotti — to reminisce about Helgi's early days at SF Ballet.
IN THE NIGHT – FEBRUARY 9
Director of Education & Training Jennie Scholick, Ph.D., gives a talk on Jerome Robbins' seminal ballet In the Night. Artists from the Company share their thoughts on how one learns and performs Robbins' ballets.
DON QUIXOTE – MARCH 2
What makes comedic ballets successful? Claire Sheridan, Dance Educator and Founder of the LEAP Program at Saint Mary's College looks at ballets that make us laugh, including Don Quixote. Artists from the Company talk about how they are coached to bring hilarious characters to life on stage.
THE SEASONS – MARCH 16
San Francisco Ballet's Scholar in Residence Carrie Gaiser–Casey, Ph.D. presents her research on Alexei Ratmansky's The Seasons. Carrie is joined by artists who have danced this homage to choreographer Marius Petipa, the "father of classical ballet."
THE PROMISED LAND – APRIL 6
CalArts professor, Dr. Ariel Osterweis in conversation with Dwight Rhoden, Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, on his career, choreographic aesthetic, and World Premiere of The Promised Land.
HARMONY – APRIL 13
Explore the making of Helgi Tomasson's Harmony. How is a ballet made during the pandemic? Dance Educator Mary Wood hosts a discussion to learn of the trials and tribulations with Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson and Ballet Masters Ricardo Bustamante and Tina LeBlanc.
SWAN LAKE – MAY 4
Dance Educator Mary Wood interviews artists from the Company to reflect on dancing Swan Lake, one of the most recognized and iconic classical ballets.