ENCORE! Events

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


2016 ENCORE! Board Members

The 2016 ENCORE! Board (© Drew Altizer)

Upcoming Events


Fall 2016
Season Preview

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Winter 2016 - 2017
ENCORE! Gala Launch Party

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January 19. 2017
ENCORE! 2017 Opening Night Gala

6:15pm, City Hall
7pm, Prosecco Promenade, War Memorial Opera House Lobby
8pm, Gala Performance, War Memorial Opera House
10pm, After Party, City Hall

The red carpet awaits. The New Year's most anticipated event includes a cocktail buffet at City Hall, a special one-night-only performance at the Opera House and SF's hottest After Party.

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February 23, 2017
ENCORE! Trio Evening featuring Frankenstein

Join ENCORE! at Liam Scarlett's darkly beautiful Frankenstein, ENCORE! Trio packages on on sale August, 4, 2016.

March 16, 2017
ENCORE! Trio Evening featuring Program 4

ENCORE! members and guests will gather to watch an evening of George Balanchine. Program 4 includes three classics: Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Prodigal Son, and Diamonds. ENCORE! Trio packages go on sale August 4, 2016.

April 14, 2017
ENCORE! Trio Evening featuring Program 7

Witness a world premiere work by SF Ballet Corps de Ballet dancer Myles Thatcher, Helgi Tomasson's Trio, and Christopher Wheeldon's Within The Golden Hour©. ENCORE! Trio packages go on sale August 4, 2016.


Past Events

July 27, 2016
Summer of the Arts 2016

SOTA celebrated its fifth year this summer!  This annual membership party brings together young professional arts enthusiasts from around the Bay Area for drinks, light bites, and dancing.


April, 9 2016
ENCORE! presents the San Francisco Ballet School Trainees Performance & Reception

An exclusive reception and a special performance by the dancers of the SF Ballet School Trainee Program. This international roster of pre-professional young dancers presented excerpts from both the classical and contemporary repertory.

Images: © Drew Altizer

April 7, 2016
ENCORE! Trio Evening Three: Program 7

The final Trio evening of the 2015/16 Season featured Mark Morris' Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, a world premiere by Justin Peck, and George Balanchine's glittering Theme and Variations!

March 23, 2016
ENCORE! Sensorium Pre-Party

ENCORE! gathered for an unforgettable happy hour reception at the Asian Art Museum prior the March 23 performance. Mixing and mingling over drinks and small bites while exploring the world-class Asian Art Museum after hours. Best of all, James Buckhouse, Sensorium's host, former Twitter product innovation team leader, and local artist, gave a private talk about the ballet performance that night. 

ENCORE! Sensorium Pre Party Photo 1

Images © Drew Altizer

ENCORE! Sensorium Pre Party Photo 2

March 17, 2016
ENCORE! Trio Evening Two: Program 5

ENCORE! held their second Trio evening of the 2015/16 Season featuring Yuri Possokhov's Swimmer and Jerome Robbins' Dances at a Gathering

March 3, 2016
ArtPoint Cocktail Party: Pierre Bonnard
Co-Presented by San Francisco Ballet ENCORE!

ArtPoint and San Francisco Ballet ENCORE! joined forces to present a sold-out cocktail party featuring guided tours of the exhibition Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia and a performance by the San Francisco Ballet School Trainees.


Images © Moanalani Jeffrey Photography


February 25, 2016
ENCORE! Trio Evening One: Swan Lake

ENCORE! members watched Helgi Tomasson’s gorgeous Swan Lake as a part of a sold out crowd.  

January 21, 2016

ENCORE! members and guests danced the night away at the sold out 2016 Opening Night Gala: PROVOCATIVE.


Right Image: © Drew Altizer



January 7, 2016
ENCORE! Gala Launch Party

ENCORE! celebrated the opening of the 2016 Season at the ENCORE! Gala Launch Party at Ligne Roset San Francisco.

ENCORE! Gala Launch Party

Images: © Drew Altizer

ENCORE! Gala Launch Party


December 16, 2015
ENCORE! at Nutcracker

ENCORE! members and guests watched opening night of Nutcracker and then headed to Jardinière for an evening soiree.


November 17, 2015
ENCORE! Season Preview Party at WeWork

SF Ballet Company Soloist James Sofranko joined ENCORE! at WeWork for our annual Season Preview Party. ENCORE! members and guests got an insider’s view into the upcoming 2016 Season.

Images: © Drew Altizer


July 28, 2015
Summer of the Arts 2015

ENCORE! members joined ArtPoint, BRAVO! CLUB and Symphonix members at the Contemporary Jewish Museum to celebrate the arts in the Bay Area at this fourth annual membership party. 

Images: © Moanalani Jeffrey Photography


May 7, 2015
ENCORE! Trio Evening 3

ENCORE! Members witnessed the romance of Romeo & Juliet at ENCORE!’s final Trio event of the 2015 season!


April 8, 2015
ENCORE! Dance Event

ENCORE! members got their turn to dance during an Adult Ballet class taught by San Francisco Ballet School Associate Director Patrick Armand. They learned some classical technique while being accompanied by live piano music. A short reception followed class.  

Images: © Drew Altizer


March 23, 2015
ENCORE! Trainee Performance & Reception 

ENCORE! Members and guests witnessed a special insider performance by the dancers of the San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program, as well as head a special insider Q&A with Patrick Armand, associate director of the SF Ballet School.

Images: © Drew Altizer


March 5, 2015
ENCORE! Trio Evening 2

ENCORE! members and guests experienced The Vertiginous Thrill of ExactitudeVariations for Two CouplesManifesto, and “The Kingdom of the Shades” from La Bayadère, Act II and enjoyed networking and prosecco at intermission.  


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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