The Sleeping

The Sleeping Beauty
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson after Marius Petipa

This classic story of a sleeping princess, a handsome prince, and the triumph of true love’s kiss will sweep you off your feet. With spectacular sets, lavish tutus, and Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, Helgi Tomasson’s production of The Sleeping Beauty highlights our dancers’ classical virtuosity, casting its spell over a fairytale ballet of romance and wonder.

Runtime: 2 hours and 37 minutes, including two 20-minute intermissions
San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson's The Sleeping Beauty // © Erik Tomasson
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"The Sleeping Beauty has a way of revealing transformation in ballet dancers and in ballet companies, and… it's revealing some attractive things about San Francisco Ballet.”

San Francisco Chronicle

Scenic and Costume Design

  • Jens-Jacob Worsaae

Lighting Design

  • Craig Miller


The 1990 Centennial Production of The Sleeping Beauty was made possible by
Lead Sponsors
  • Lucy and Fritz Jewett
  • Mr. Kenneth Rainin
Additional Funding Provided By
  • Mrs. Alfred S. Wilsey
  • The Harkness Foundation for Dance
The acquisition of new costumes for the 2018 revival of this production is made possible in part by
  • Ms. Laura Clifford