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Return to the Studios

Helgi Tomasson on the return to studios and creating a new work >>

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Midsummer in San Francisco

Passing the torch to the next generation >>

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Nutcracker Coloring Page

Color your own Toy Soldier and Sugar Plum Fairy! >>

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The Story of Nutcracker

One unforgettable, magical Christmas Eve journey. >>

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Helgi Tomasson's 2004 Nutcracker

The largest production SF Ballet has undertaken >>

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To the Pointe: Nutcracker

All you need to know about Nutcracker before you go! >>

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Your Ultimate Guide to Nutcracker

The quintessential holiday classic, SF Ballet style >>

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Musicians' Insights: Mongo Buriad on Tomasson's 7 for Eight

Music is movement. Movement is music >>

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Creating "Dance of Dreams"

An Introduction with Helgi Tomasson and Benjamin Millepied >>

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Meet the Artist: Helgi Tomasson and Mathilde Froustey

Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson and Principal Dancer Mathilde Froustey talk Romeo & Juliet. >>

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Meet the Artist: Helgi Tomasson and Joseph Walsh

Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson and Principal Dancer Joseph Walsh discuss the role of Oberon in George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream >>

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An Update from SF Ballet Leadership

A message from Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson and Executive Director Kelly Tweeddale to the SF Ballet family >>

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About Helgi Tomasson's 7 for Eight

Discover how Tomasson's 7 for Eight came to life. >>

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About Director's Choice

Experience a taste of classical and contemporary ballet >>

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To the Pointe: Classical (Re)Vision

All you need to know about Program 02 before you go! >>

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About Concerto Grosso

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

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Female Characters in 2020 Story Ballets

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

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The Story of Romeo & Juliet

A tale of star-crossed lovers and ancient grudges. >>

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Who's Who in Tomasson's Romeo & Juliet

Meet our young lovers, their warring families, and their lifelong friends >>

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Preview Romeo & Juliet

See this tragic tale of star-crossed lovers. >>

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Your Ultimate Guide to Romeo & Juliet

True love and tragic ends. >>

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About Helgi Tomasson's Romeo & Juliet

A story that transcends time, race, class, and gender >>

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Your Ultimate Guide to the Story Ballet Trio

Three love stories. Three iconic ballets. >>

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The 1986 Christensen/Tomasson Nutcracker

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

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Nutcracker's Ribbon Dance

A San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker staple >>

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Nutcracker from Backstage

A unique perspective on this holiday classic >>

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75th–Anniversary Nutcracker Preview

Share Magical Memories This Holiday Season >>

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Photoessay: Nutcracker from the Wings

Every year, photographer Erik Tomasson captures Nutcracker from a unique perspective. >>

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Story Ballet Trio Trailer

A sneak peek at the three epic love stories onstage this season >>

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Meet the Artist: Principal Dancer Carlo Di Lanno

On his approach to Prince Desiré in The Sleeping Beauty >>

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Meet the Artist: Principal Dancer Frances Chung and Soloist Esteban Hernandez

On performing the difficult variations in The Sleeping Beauty >>

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About The Sleeping Beauty

Simple and clean, The Sleeping Beauty is the epitome of classical technique and style. >>

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Instant Expert: The Sleeping Beauty

What is the "Rose Adagio"? >>

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The Story of The Sleeping Beauty

Once upon a time in a faraway land, there was a princess . . . >>

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To the Pointe: The Sleeping Beauty

All you need to know about Program 04 before you go! >>

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The Sleeping Beauty Trailer

The timeless story of curses, spindles, and true love >>

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