Julia Rowe (© Chris Hardy)
Joined as Corps de Ballet Member in 2013.
From Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, Julia Rowe trained at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet for 10 years and at San Francisco Ballet School for one year. After dancing with Oregon Ballet Theatre, she joined San Francisco Ballet in 2013.
At San Francisco Ballet, Rowe has danced principal and featured roles in Tomasson’s Giselle (pas de cinq and Solo Wili) and Nutcracker (Sugar Plum Fairy, Ballerina Doll, and Spanish), Balanchine’s Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (2nd movement demi-soloist), Caniparoli’s Tears (principal), and Wheeldon’s Ghosts (demi-soloist). She created corps de ballet roles in Tomasson’s Caprice and Scarlett’s Hummingbird.
Her repertory includes Makarova’s (after Petipa) Kingdom of the Shades, Act II from La Bayadère; Morris’ Maelstrom; Possokhov’s Firebird; Ratmansky’s Shostakovich Trilogy (Symphony #9); Robbins’ Glass Pieces; Thatcher’s Stone and Steel; and Tomasson’s Trio; and Wheeldon’s Cinderella. Prior to joining SF Ballet, she danced the Sugar Plum Fairy in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Princess Florine in Stowell’s The Sleeping Beauty, and principal roles in Balanchine’s Square Dance and Forsythe’s The Second Detail, plus Balanchine’s Apollo (Polyhymnia), “Emeralds,” The Four Temperaments (Melancholic), and Tarantella; Caniparoli’s Lambarena; Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude; Kudelka’s Hush; Martins’ Ash; Possokhov’s Firebird and Raymonda; Robbins’ The Cage and The Concert; and Stowell’s Rite of Spring.
In 2010, Rowe was nominated for a Princess Grace Award.