+

BACKSTAGE

BACKSTAGE

MORE FROM SAN FRANCISCO BALLET

Meet the Artist: Executive Director Kelly Tweeddale

On her first SF Ballet season >>

Podcast

About Stanton Welch's Bespoke

Discover a ballet all about loving ballet >>

Article

Meet the Artist: SF Ballet Production Staff

On creating the magic of Wheeldon’s Cinderella >>

Podcast

Meet Sunnie Evers and Bob Shaw

Co-Chairs of SF Ballet's Board of Trustees >>

Article

About Harald Lander's Etudes

Etudes takes dancers’ prosaic daily ritual—ballet class—and transforms it for the stage. >>

Article

Who is Harald Lander?

Discover more about the choreographer behind Etudes. >>

Article

About the Pas de Deux from After the Rain

A lifetime of emotion in eight minutes >>

Article

About Concerto Grosso

"That incredible joy, that high, you can get as a dancer" >>

Article

Your Ultimate Guide to Dance Innovations

Light installations. Pink wigs. White tutus—Program 03 has everything. >>

Article

About Edwaard Liang's The Infinite Ocean

Read, watch, and hear the inspiration behind The Infinite Ocean >>

Article

Female Characters in 2020 Story Ballets

Get to know this season’s complex, compelling heroines and the women bringing them to life. >>

Article

To the Pointe: Cinderella

All You Need To Know About Program 01 Before You Go! >>

Podcast

Meet Basil Twist

The MacArthur Genius who brings a magical tree to life in Cinderella >>

Article

In the Wings of Wheeldon's Cinderella

Take a look behind the scenes with a unique view of Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella. >>

Article

Helgi Tomasson discusses SPELLBOUND's world premieres

SF Ballet's Artistic Director on the two new ballets at this year's gala >>

Article

The Story of Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella

Meet Cinderella, Prince Guillaume, and more in this classic fairy tale. >>

Article

Designing Cinderella's Ball Gown

Scenic and Costume Designer Julian Crouch on creating the perfect outfit for a ball. >>

Article

After 10-year career, Vitor Luiz says "Até breve" to SF Ballet

Vitor Luiz takes his final steps on the Opera House stage on Jan 16. >>

Article

You're Invited to the Ball: Cinderella Trailer

Gorgeous gowns, golden slippers, and true love. >>

Video

The Price of Attending the Ball

Dress: $3000. Tiara: $150. The Ultimate Fairy Tale Transformation: Priceless. >>

Article

Who's Who in Wheeldon's Cinderella

Meet our headstrong heroine, dashing prince, and mysterious spirits. >>

Article

About Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella

There may be no fairy godmother, but you won't miss her a bit in Wheeldon's Cinderella. >>

Article

Your Ultimate Guide to Wheeldon's Cinderella

Everything fans of the fairy tale, Christopher Wheeldon, and great shoes needs! >>

Article

Your Ultimate Guide to the Story Ballet Trio

Three love stories. Three iconic ballets. >>

Article

Nutcracker Close Up

Discover the beautiful details of Nutcracker's costumes >>

Article

Willam Christensen's 1944 Nutcracker

The first full-length production in the United States >>

Article

The 1986 Christensen/Tomasson Nutcracker

"Lew wanted changes. Now it's up to you to make them work." >>

Article

Preparation, Pasta, and Pointe Shoes

Follow two Nutcracker dancers from morning class to curtain call. >>

Article

Magical Moments with Frances Chung

"Knowing how the magic is created makes it more magical." >>

Video

Nutcracker's Ribbon Dance

A San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker staple >>

Article

Recognizing Betsy Erickson and Anita Paciotti

This year's Christensen Society Honorees >>

Article

Mindful Meets Magical: Ballet Book Club

Books, wine, and ballet? I'm in! >>

Article

Nutcracker from Backstage

A unique perspective on this holiday classic >>

Article

Crossroads: Meet Subscriber Roxane

"Arts, culture, ballet—they enable people to discover something new about themselves" >>

Article

Preview SF Ballet's 2020 Season

Classical and Contemporary. Comedy and Tragedy. Mindful and Magical. Audience and Artist. >>

Video

A Wartime Nutcracker

Lew, Lincoln, Vaudeille, and what it took to get Nutcracker onstage in 1944 >>

Article