- Moscow, Russia
- Kirov Academy of Ballet, School of American Ballet, Paris Opéra Ballet School
- Company Membership
Joined the Corps de Ballet in 2001.
Promoted to Solist in 2008.
Joined the School in 2015.
Dana Genshaft was born in Moscow and trained at the Kirov Academy of Ballet, School of American Ballet, and Paris Opera Ballet School before becoming an apprentice with SF Ballet in 2000. She joined the Company as a corps de ballet member in 2001 and was promoted to soloist in 2008, a position she held until joining the faculty of SF Ballet School in 2015. Genshaft has performed lead roles in Ashton’s Monotones I; Elo’s Double Evil; McGregor’s Eden/Eden; Morris’ Pacific, Maelstrom, and A Garden; Tomasson’s 7 for Eight; Welch’s Naked; Wheeldon’s Carousel (A Dance) © and Within the Golden Hour ©; and assumed a singing role as Rosalia in Robbins’ West Side Story Suite. She originated roles in Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House and Morris’ Joyride. Her repertory also includes ballets by Petipa, Balanchine, Cranko, Neumeier, Forsythe, Ratmansky, Possokhov, Liang, and Taylor, among others.
Genshaft currently heads SF Ballet School’s Choreographic Fellowship Program. As a choreographer, she has created works for San Francisco Ballet School’s Trainee Program, the American Ballet Theater Studio Company, the New York Choreographic Institute, SFDanceworks, Idaho Ballet and the Washington Ballet. Genshaft was the recipient of the 2018 Princess Grace Award for choreography.