Meet the Artist Interview Audio

Meet the Artist Interviews (MTAs) spotlight the specific San Francisco Ballet repertory program to be performed that afternoon/evening. These informative talks feature Company dancers, guest artists, choreographers, and conductors in conversation with a moderator.

The information, views and opinions expressed in podcasts are strictly those of the participants and do not represent directly or imply any official position of San Francisco Ballet Association.

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2016 Season


Jennifer StahlJennifer Stahl (© Chris Hardy)

Feb 5, 2016

Host: Cheryl Ossola
Guest: Jennifer Stahl

Writer for San Francisco Ballet and Dance Studio Life Editor in Chief Cheryl Ossola interviews Soloist Jennifer Stahl.

Running time: 33 minutes
Tina LeBlancTina LeBlanc (© Chris Hardy)

Jan 31, 2016

Host: Claire Sheridan, Founder of the LEAP Program at Saint Mary's College
Guest: Tina LeBlanc

In her current role as as a member of the faculty at the San Francisco Ballet School, former SF Ballet principal dancer Tina LeBlanc talks about what’s important to her as a teacher. She discusses the benefits of ballet training, how to motivate young dancers, the use of imagery, and how a “good” dancer becomes “great.”  Tina also reflects on her own retirement from the stage and comments on her work as a ballet mistress for Balanchine’s "Rubies."  

Running time: 33 minutes

Friday, Jan 29, 2016

Host: Mary Wood
Guest: Liam Scarlett

Choreographer Liam Scarlett is a vivid spokesperson for the art form, and he describes the choreographic process with eloquence. He reviews his evolution as a choreographer and talks about how greatly he values the relationship of trust he develops with his dancers. He speaks about taking his inspiration from music in general and how the score by John Adams supports this work, also titled “Fearful Symmetries”.

Running time: 30 minutes

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