ENCORE! Events

ENCORE! invites all members to exclusive events throughout the season.



The 2015 ENCORE! Board (© Drew Altizer)

Upcoming Events


March 5, 2015
ENCORE! Trio Evening 2

8pm Program 3 including The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Variations for Two Couples, Manifesto, and “The Kingdom of the Shades” from La Bayadère, Act II
War Memorial Opera House

Mix and mingle with ENCORE! at the second Trio event of the year! Join ENCORE! in the Press Room at intermission for complimentary Prosecco and treats. The Press Room is located on the main floor of the Opera House, near the Grove Street entrance. Buy Tickets


March 23, 2015
ENCORE! Trainee Performance & Reception 

Join ENCORE! for an exclusive reception and a special performance by the dancers of the San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program. This international roster of pre-professional young dancers will present excerpts from both the classical and contemporary repertory.

6-7pm: Pre-performance reception with Q&A
7-7:45pm: Trainee performance
7:45-8:30pm: Post-performance reception

This intimate event is complimentary for ENCORE! members and $40 for non-members (the $40 can be applied towards an $80 membership if you decide to join ENCORE! within two weeks after the event).

RSVPs are required and space is strictly limited. RSVP at ENCORErsvp@sfballet.org.


Spring 2015
ENCORE! Dance Event

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Spring 2015
ENCORE! Educational Event

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May 7, 2015
ENCORE! Trio Evening 3

8pm Romeo & Juliet
War Memorial Opera House

Witness the romance of Romeo & Juliet at ENCORE!’s final Trio event of the 2015 season! Then join ENCORE! in the Press Room at intermission for complimentary Prosecco and treats. The Press Room is located on the main floor ot the Opera House, near the Grove Street entrance. Buy Tickets

Past Events


February 5, 2015
ENCORE! Trio Evening 1

ENCORE! members and guests watched a fantastic performance that included Serenade, RAkU, and Lambarena.


January 22, 2015
Season Opening Night Gala

ENCORE! had a record breaking year, not to mention a fabulous time, at the 2015 Season Opening Night Gala.

Images: © Drew Altizer


January 15, 2015
ENCORE! Gala Launch Party

ENCORE! celebrated the launch of the 2015 SF Ballet ENCORE! Gala with fellow members and guests at Ligne Roset San Francisco.

Images: © Drew Altizer


December 18, 2014
Nutcracker & Bubbles

ENCORE! members and guests toasted the holiday season at Nutcracker.

Images: © Drew Altizer


December 10, 2014
ENCORE! x Ted Baker London

ENCORE! members and guests experienced an evening of shopping, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment at Ted Baker London.

Images: © Carson Lancaster


December 2, 2014
Giving Tuesday Happy Hour

ENCORE! gathered at Westfield San Francisco Centre for a happy hour event that celebrated the spirit of holiday giving. Proceeds from the event went to San Francisco Ballet’s Children’s Enchantment Fund (CHEF).


October 29, 2014
ENCORE! Season Preview

ENCORE! gathered at CIRCA for an insider's look into the exciting works that will comprise SF Ballet’s 2015 ENCORE! Trio subscription From Christopher Stowell, ballet master & assistant to the artistic director.  

Images: © Kara Brodgesell


July 16, 2014
Summer of the Arts

Summer of the Arts ENCORE! along with ArtPoint (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco), SF Opera BRAVO! CLUB, and SF Symphony Symphonix celebrated with over 700 guests at the Julia Morgan Ballroom at the third annual Summer of the Arts.

Images: Ashleigh Reddy, © Moanalani Jeffrey Photography


May 28, 2014
ENCORE! Season Wrap Party

ENCORE! celebrated the end of the 2014 Season with a Wrap Party at Absinthe Brasserie & Bar.

Photos by Jane Burkhard


May 8, 2014
ENCORE! Trio Evening Three

The final ENCORE! Trio event of the season featured Program 7: Triple Bill including Hummingbird by Liam Scarlett, The Fifth Season by Helgi Tomasson, and Suite en Blanc by Serge Lifar.


April 16, 2014
ENCORE! Trainee Performance & Reception

ENCORE! members enjoyed an exclusive private reception and a special performance by the dancers of San Francisco Ballet School's Trainee Program.

Photos: © Damien Miller


April 3, 2014
ENCORE! Trio Evening Two

The second ENCORE! Trio evening included a performance of Shostakovich Trilogy by Alexi Ratmansky, a full-evening trilogy set to the stirring music of Dmitri Shostakovich, and a private intermission reception for ENCORE! members and guests.

March 5, 2014
ENCORE! Board Open House

Prospective Board members and guests got the inside scoop on getting more involved with ENCORE! from the members of the 2014 Board.


February 27, 2014
ENCORE! Trio Evening One

ENCORE! members and guests spent the event at SF Ballet enjoying Program 2 on stage and prosecco and light bites during intermission.


February 11, 2014
ENCORE! Evening with Choreographer Val Caniparoli

ENCORE! members and guests met choreographer Val Caniparoli, gained insider knowledge into his new ballet Tears, and learned just what it means to be commissioned to choreograph a new work.

ENCORE! Evening with Choreographer Val Caniparoli


ENCORE! Evening with Choreographer Val Caniparoli

January 22, 2014
Season Opening Gala

ENCORE! celebrated the opening of the 2014 Season in style with record attendance. 

ENCORE! 2014 Gala

© Drew Altizer

ENCORE! 2014 Gala

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
ENCORE! Gala Kick-Off Party

ENCORE! members and gala pre-purchasers attending a kick off reception hosted by Nespresso.

ENCORE! 2014 Gala Kick-Off Party

© Drew Altizer

ENCORE! 2014 Gala Kick-Off Party

December 19, 2013
ENCORE! celebrates Nutcracker

ENCORE! members and guests toasted with La Marca™ Prosecco before watching San Francisco’s favorite holiday tradition, Nutcracker.

ENCORE! celebrates Nutcracker

© Drew Altizer

ENCORE! celebrates Nutcracker

Thursday, November 14, 2013
ENCORE! Season Preview

Guests learned more about the upcoming ENCORE! Trio package from Ballet Master Ricardo Bustamante while sipping wine and enjoying appetizers at O3 Bistro & Lounge.

ENCORE! 2014 Season Preview


ENCORE! 2014 Season Preview

July 24, 2013
Summer of the Arts

Members of ArtPoint (the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco), San Francisco Ballet’s ENCORE!, San Francisco Opera’s BRAVO! CLUB and San Francisco Symphony’ Symphonix gathered together for a joint membership party at the Julia Morgan Ballroom. The evening set record numbers for new membership and guests danced until the building was about to close.

ENCORE! Summer of the Arts 2013

Nikki Ritcher for © Moanalani Jeffrey Photography

ENCORE! Summer of the Arts 2013
February 19, 2013
Spring Membership Social
ENCORE! members and guests gathered at O3 Bistro & Lounge to preview the 2013 ENCORE! Trio season. 
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January 24, 2013
ENCORE! Opening Night Gala
ENCORE! hit the red carpet at the 2013 Season Opening Gala. The evening started with a cocktail buffet at City Hall, followed by a bravura one-night-only performance of thrilling dance works at the Opera House. Then the revelry continued at San Francisco's best After Party. Photos © 2013 Drew Altizer
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January 15, 2013 at 6pm
ENCORE! Gala Pre-Party
In preparation for the 2013 Season Opening Gala, ENCORE! members celebrated at Epi Center Med Spa. Photos © 2013 Drew Altizer.
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December 12, 2012 at 7pm
ENCORE! members gather at Nutcracker
ENCORE! members and friends gathered at Nutcracker for a special prosecco toast.  
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November 7, 2012 at 6pm
Board Open House, Chris Hellman Center for Dance 
The ENCORE! Board of Directors held a special open house where members and prospects sipped wine, snacked on hors d'oeuvres, and learned what it takes to be on the ENCORE! Board of Directors. 
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July 31, 2012
ENCORE! along with the San Francisco Opera's BRAVO! CLUB and San Francisco Symphony's Symphonix League presented Summer of the Arts, a joint membership party to experience the greater San Francisco arts community.

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