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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September 15, 2016
Artist Q&A

An Interview with Cinderella Designer Julian Crouch

SF Ballet in Wheeldon's Cinderella©. (© Erik Tomasson)
September 2, 2016
Meet Aaron Robison

Originally from Coventry, England, Aaron did not actively seek out classes or a career in ballet. Instead, he recalls, “I’d wait with my mum [after my sister’s ballet classes] until eventually the teacher said, ‘Why don’t you start too?’ So I did! I especially enjoyed the jumping part.”

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August 30, 2016
Costume Design

One of the most memorable aspects of a ballet production is the costumes. They affect how the audience sees an artist, enhancing the performer’s natural body line and helping to emphasize the grace and movement that the dancer already brings to the stage.

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