World Ballet Day Live

On October 4, 2016 we collaborated with the Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, and The National Ballet of Canada to bring you a 20-hour live stream of classes, rehearsals, interviews, and more.

View 2016 World Ballet Day LIVE highlights above.

Thank you for joining us on October 4 for World Ballet Day LIVE. For the third year in a row, we collaborated with the Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, and The National Ballet of Canada to bring you 20 hours of streaming content featuring  classes, rehearsals, special guests, and more. To watch the other companies' segments please visit YouTube.

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San Francisco Ballet Programming
Company Class

Haffner Symphony
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson

New Work
Composer: Ilya Demutsky
Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov

Composer: Lowell Liebermann
Choreographer: Liam Scarlett

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: George Balanchine

Pas/Parts 2016
Composer: Thom Willems
Choreographer: William Forsythe

Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon


Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson
Principal Dancer Frances Chung
Principal Dancer Joseph Walsh
Principal Dancer Maria Kochetkova

Hosted by former SF Ballet Principal dancer Joanna Berman

Special Guest Companies

Houston Ballet
Ballet Nacional Sodre
Pacific Northwest Ballet

Dance With Us

During World Ballet Day LIVE, we're inviting audiences across the globe to start their day by dancing along with San Francisco Ballet during morning class. Click on the link below and follow along with Ballet Master Felipe Diaz to learn our morning exercises. Then join us October 4 at 11 am PDT on our Facebook page to join in.

Watch the video on Facebook

World Ballet Day Live Preview

Get a sneak peak of World Ballet Day Live with SF Ballet Soloist, Sasha De Sola. Go behind-the-scenes to talk with dancers and see the studios where the broadcast will be taking place.

Watch the video on Facebook