San Francisco Ballet in Blanc's Gateway to the Sun // © Lindsay Thomas

Meet the Artist: Nicolas Blanc on Gateway to the Sun

Meet the Artist: Nicolas Blanc on Gateway to the Sun

next@90 choreographer Nicolas Blanc chats with Major Gifts Officer Michael Imbimbo about his new work for SF Ballet on January 27, 2023.

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Nicolas Blanc’s Bio

A familiar face to San Francisco Ballet, Nicolas Blanc returns to the Company as a choreographer for next@90.

Blanc began his dance training in Montauban, France. After winning a scholarship in the 1994 Prix de Lausanne, he continued his early dance education at the Academie de Danse Classique Princesse Grace’ in Monte-Carlo and the Paris Opera Ballet School. He then danced with Nice Opera Ballet, Deutsche Oper am Rhein Dusseldorf, Zurich Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet, where he was made Principal Dancer in 2004. In 2009, he joined Scottish Ballet as Ballet Master and has worked as a rehearsal director and principal coach for the Joffrey Ballet since 2011.

Header Image: San Francisco Ballet in Blanc’s Gateway to the Sun // © Lindsay Thomas