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Meet the Artist Interviews

Our popular pre-performance Meet the Artist Interviews (MTAs) spotlight a work to be performed that afternoon/evening. These informative talks feature artists and choreographers in conversation with a moderator. Interviews are 30 minutes and take place on the Orchestra Level one hour prior to the performance. Open to all ticket holders.

Who is this for?
Open to all ticket holders.

Free - complimentary with your tickets to the show.

1:00–1:30 pm before Sunday matinees; 7:00–7:30 pm before Friday evening performances; 1-hour prior to curtain on Opening Nights; and immediately following select Saturday matinees".

Orchestra Level
War Memorial Opera House

Upcoming Interviews


Past Interviews

Meet the Artist Interviews are available in audio form on our podcast page and linked below.

January 25, 7 pm: Don Quixote
Sasha de Sola, Principal Dancer

January 27, 1 pm: Don Quixote
Joseph Walsh, Principal Dancer

February 1, 7 pm: Don Quixote
Wei Wang, Principal Dancer

February 3, 1 pm: Don Quixote
Angelo Greco, Principal Dancer

February 12, 6:30 pm: Kaleidoscope
Henry Sidford, Soloist

February 14, 6:30 pm: In Space and Time
Lise Lander, Artistic Advisor, and Johnny Eliasen, Répétituer

February 15, 7 pm: Kaleidoscope
Jennifer Stahl, Principal Dancer

February 17, 1 pm: Kaleidoscope
Martin West, Music Director & Principal Conductor

February 22, 7 pm: In Space and Time
Kamryn Baldwin, Corps de Ballet

February 24, 1 pm: In Space and Time
Aaron Robison, Principal Dancer

March 9, 7 pm: The Sleeping Beauty
Yasmine Naghdi, Principal Dancer, The Royal Ballet

March 10, 1 pm: The Sleeping Beauty
Julia Rowe, Soloist

March 15, 7 pm: The Sleeping Beauty
Carlo di Lanno, Principal Dancer

March 17, 1 pm: The Sleeping Beauty
Jeff Lyons, SF Ballet School Faculty

March 29, 7 pm: Space Between
Cavan Conley, Corps de Ballet

March 31, 1 pm: Space Between
David Finn, Lighting Designer

April 5, 7 pm: Lyric Voices
Elizabeth Mateer, Corps de Ballet

April 6, post-matinee: Space Between
Max Cauthorn, Soloist

April 7, 1 pm: Lyric Voices
Lonnie Weeks, Soloist

April 19, 7 pm: The Little Mermaid
Tiit Helimets, Principal Dancer

April 27, post-matinee: The Little Mermaid
Madison Keesler, Corps de Ballet

April 28, 1 pm: The Little Mermaid
Nathaniel Remez, Corps de Ballet

May 7, 6:30 pm: Shostakovich Trilogy
Steven D'Amico and Shinji Eshima, SF Ballet Orchestra

May 10, 7 pm: Shostakovich Trilogy
Sofiane Sylve, Principal Dancer



All programs are subject to change. The information, views, and opinions expressed at Meet the Artist Interviews are strictly those of the participants and do not necessarily represent or imply any official position of San Francisco Ballet. 


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If you have a question about a particular program please don't hesitate to contact us.

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