Articles & Videos

If you've ever wanted to know more about ballet, like the origins of the tutu or how a particular choreographer got their start, you've come to the right place. We've assembled a few articles and videos to get started, and will be adding more every month. So dive in, and check back soon, to see where to go next on your ballet adventure.

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December 9, 2016
Vanessa Zahorian on Balanchine Technique & Choreography

George Balanchine is one of my favorite choreographers of all time and I’ve danced nearly every Balanchine ballet that has come to San Francisco Ballet. In a way it’s my thing, it’s a part of who I am as a dancer. 

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December 5, 2016

Talking Props with the Master

SF Ballet in Tomasson's Nutcracker // © Erik Tomasson
November 30, 2016
America's First Nutcracker

Although the Nutcracker is more than 100 years old, the American holiday tradition of Nutcracker performances started here in San Francisco in 1944.

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