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Press Releases

Press Releases

Press Releases

SAN FRANCISCO BALLET AND SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ANNOUNCE FINAL PHASE OF WAR MEMORIAL OPERA HOUSE SEAT UPGRADE PROJECT SCHEDULED FOR 2021

San Francisco Ballet and San Francisco Opera, in collaboration with the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, today shared plans for the final phase of seat replacements within the War Memorial Opera House, the historic Beaux-Arts theater that serves as home to both companies as well as a venue for numerous Bay Area and visiting organizations.

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SAN FRANCISCO BALLET SCHOOL PARTNERS WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, INTRODUCING NEW SF BALLET SCHOOL STUDENT RESIDENCE AT $193 MILLION BOWES CENTER

San Francisco Ballet School, led by Patrick Armand with oversight by SF Ballet Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson, and San Francisco Conservatory of Music announce an addition to its multi-faceted partnership, providing year-round housing for SFB School students in SFCM’s new Ute and William K. Bowes, Jr. Center for Performing Arts.

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CATHY MARSTON CREATES MRS. ROBINSON FOR SAN FRANCISCO BALLET, PREMIERING ON PROGRAM 05, MARCH 24, 2020

San Francisco Ballet announces Cathy Marston’s next creation for the Company: Mrs. Robinson, inspired by the 1960s American novella and film The Graduate and re-told from the perspective of Mrs. Robinson, one of America’s most notorious seductresses.

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SAN FRANCISCO BALLET PRESENTS THE 87TH REPERTORY SEASON OPENING NIGHT GALA: SPELLBOUND ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2020

San Francisco Ballet and Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson will launch the 2020 Repertory Season with SPELLBOUND: SF Ballet’s Opening Night Gala, on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

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CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON’S “BREATHTAKING” CINDERELLA OPENS SAN FRANCISCO BALLET’S 2020 REPERTORY SEASON, JANUARY 21–FEBRUARY 2

SAN FRANCISCO, NOVEMBER 13, 2019—Tickets are on sale now to San Francisco Ballet’s 2020 Repertory Season, starting January 21 with Christopher Whe...

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SAN FRANCISCO BALLET PRESENTS THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICA’S FIRST NUTCRACKER, DECEMBER 11–29

San Francisco Ballet presents the 75th anniversary of America’s first full-length Nutcracker with a myriad of events and giveaways this holiday season, culminating in performances of Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson’s set-in-San Francisco Nutcracker, danced to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score, December 11-29, 2019 at the War Memorial Opera House.

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San Francisco Ballet's 'Ballet Insights' Returns September 22–October 6 With Exploration Of Ballet On Film And Television

San Francisco Ballet’s Ballet Insights returns with three interactive seminars that explore the history and development of ballet on film and television: Early Days on September 22; The Dance Boom on September 29; and New Modes, New Media on October 6, 2019.

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San Francisco Ballet Gives World Premiere Performances of Trey McIntyre's The Big Hunger on Program 03: Dance Innovations, February 13–23, 2020

San Francisco Ballet presents the world premiere of Trey McIntyre’s The Big Hunger, his third ballet for the Company, on February 13, 2020 at the War Memorial Opera House.

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San Francisco Ballet Board of Trustees Elects Sunnie Evers and Robert G. Shaw as Incoming Co-Chairs

San Francisco Ballet Board of Trustees has elected Sunnie Evers and Robert G. Shaw as the organization’s next Co-Chairs of the Board, effective July 1, 2019. Evers, an art historian specializing in Italian Renaissance art, has a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

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San Francisco Ballet Announces 2020 Season Company Promotions

San Francisco Ballet announces ten promotions, three new Company members, and five apprentices for the 2020 Repertory Season. Soloists WanTing Zhao, Benjamin Freemantle, and Esteban Hernandez have been promoted to principal dancer, and corps de ballet members Madison Keesler and Cavan Conley have been promoted to soloist.

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San Francisco Ballet Names Kelly Tweeddale As Executive Director

San Francisco Ballet Board of Trustees has named Kelly Tweeddale as the organization’s next Executive Director.

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San Francisco Ballet Receives Art Works Grant From The National Endowment For The Arts

San Francisco Ballet is awarded an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The grant, in the amount of $40,000, supports new works presented during the Company’s 2020 Repertory Season.

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San Francisco Ballet Gives Premiere Performances at The Royal Danish Opera House with Helgi Tomasson's Romeo & Juliet, October 30–November 2

San Francisco Ballet is presented by The Royal Danish Ballet at The Royal Danish Opera House in Copenhagen, Denmark, October 30–November 2, 2019, with four performances of Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet, set to Sergei Prokofiev’s lush and evocative score of the same name.

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Three World Premieres By San Francisco Ballet School Students Maya Wheeler, MJ Edwards, And Pemberley Olson To Be Featured At School's Spring Festival, May 22–24

San Francisco Ballet School Director Patrick Armand and Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson present SF Ballet School’s annual Spring Festival (formerly Student Showcase) on May 22–24 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts theater.

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SAN FRANCISCO BALLET HOSTS “CELEBRATING GLENN,” A DINNER AND SF BALLET ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCE FOR OUTGOING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR GLENN MCCOY, MAY 6, 2019

San Francisco Ballet commemorates outgoing Executive Director Glenn McCoy with “Celebrating Glenn,” a reception and onstage dinner and performance by the Grammy Award–winning SF Ballet Orchestra on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the War Memorial Opera House.

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SAN FRANCISCO BALLET ANNOUNCES 2020 REPERTORY SEASON

Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson and San Francisco Ballet today announced programming for the 2020 Repertory Season.

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ALEXEI RATMANSKY’S “MASTERPIECE” SHOSTAKOVICH TRILOGY RETURNS TO SF BALLET FOR SEVEN PERFORMANCES, MAY 7–12

Alexei Ratmansky’s Shostakovich Trilogy returns to San Francisco Ballet May 7–12, closing the Company’s 2019 Repertory Season at the War Memorial Opera House.

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