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Meet the Artist: Tina LeBlanc

Meet the Artist: Tina LeBlanc

Former SFB Principal Dancer on Teaching, Training, and Balanchine’s Rubies

In her current role as a ballet master, 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.” LeBlanc also reflects on her own retirement from the stage and comments on her work as a ballet mistress for Balanchine’s Rubies.

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George Balanchine’s Jewels is part of SF Ballet’s 2021 Digital Season. It will be performed in Program 04, streaming April 1–21.

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Header Image: Mathilde Froustey and Joseph Walsh in Balanchine’s Rubies // Choreography by George Balanchine © The Balanchine Trust; Photo © Erik Tomasson