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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January 18, 2017
Who is Trey McIntyre?

Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Trey studied dance and musical theater as a child. Initially a reluctant ballet student, he found that creating dance steps and phrases came easily—so much so that a savvy teacher got him back in the studio by asking him to teach his own choreography to the class.

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January 13, 2017
Who is Benjamin Millepied?

French-born Benjamin Millepied received his early dance training from his mom, Catherine Flori, starting when he was eight years old. After attending the Conservatoire National de Lyon, he attended New York’s School of American Ballet and in 1994, won the Prix de Lausanne award. 

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January 10, 2017
Video: Commitment to New Works

San Francisco Ballet has always been committed to commissioning and performing new ballets. Learn more about our work with some of ballet's most forward-thinking choreographers. Check out interviews with Justin Peck, William Forsythe, Liam Scarlett, and Arthur Pita, among others.

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