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CASTING

CASTING

Starry Nights: SF Ballet's Return to the Stage

I
Serenade

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Staged by: Sandra Jennings
Costume Design: after Karinska
Original Lighting Design: Ronald Bates

Conductor: Martin West

Frances Chung, Wona Park, Jennifer Stahl
Luke Ingham, Wei Wang

Isabella DeVivo, Norika Matsuyama
Leili Rackow*, Julia Rowe

Kamryn Baldwin, Ludmila Bizalion, Samantha Bristow, Olivia Brothers
Megan Amanda Ehrlich, Gabriela Gonzalez, Anatalia Hordov, Ellen Rose Hummel
Elizabeth Mateer, Carmela Mayo, Swane Messaoudi, Lauren Parrott, Maggie Weirich

Estéban Cuadrado, Joshua Jack Price, Jacob Seltzer, Mingxuan Wang

 

II
Tarantella

Composer: Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Staged by: Helgi Tomasson and Sandra Jennings
Costume Design: after Karinska

Conductor: Martin West
Piano: Natal’ya Feygina

Sasha De Sola, Esteban Hernandez

 

III
for pixie

Music: Nina Simone
Choreographer: Danielle Rowe
Costume Design: Lauren Strongin
Lighting Design: Jim French

Dores André, Joseph Walsh

 

IV
soirÉes musicales

Composer: Benjamin Britten
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
Costume Design: Ann Beck
Lighting Design: Kevin Connaughton

Conductor: Martin West

Misa Kuranaga, Angelo Greco

 

V
the fifth season

Composer: Karl Jenkins
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson
Scenic and Costume Design: Sandra Woodall
Lighting Design: Michael Mazzola

Conductor: Martin West

The Fifth Season
Wona Park, Aaron Robison

Ellen Rose Hummel, Norika Matsuyama, Carmela Mayo, Lauren Parrott
Estéban Cuadrado, Joshua Jack Price, Jacob Seltzer, Mingxuan Wang

Waltz
Sarah Van Patten, WanTing Zhao
Tiit Helimets, Luke Ingham

Romance
Wona Park, Aaron Robison

Tango
Sarah Van Patten
Aaron Robison, Tiit Helimets, Luke Ingham

Largo
WanTing Zhao, Tiit Helimets

Bits
Ensemble

MUSIC DIRECTOR & PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR
Martin West

VIOLIN I
Heidi Wilcox, Concertmaster
Robin Hansen, Associate Concertmaster
Brian Lee, Assistant Concertmaster
Mariya Borozina
Minsun Choi
Wenyi Shih

VIOLIN II
Laura Keller, Principal
Jeremy Preston, Associate Principal
Rebecca Jackson, Assistant Principal
Marianne Wagner
George Hayes

VIOLA
Yi Zhou, Principal
Anna Kruger, Associate Principal
Joy Fellows, Assistant Principal
Caroline Lee
Paul Ehrlich
Katherine Johnk

CELLO
Eric Sung, Principal
Jonah Kim, Associate Principal
Thalia Moore, Assistant Principal
Ruth Lane

CONTRABASS
Jonathan Lancelle, Principal
Shinji Eshima, Associate Principal
Mark Wallace, Assistant Principal

FLUTE/PICCOLO
Julie McKenzie, Principal
Stephanie McNab

OBOE
James Moore III, Principal
Gabriel Young

CLARINET
Andrew O’Donnell, Principal
Matthew Boyles

BASSOON
Rufus Olivier, Principal
Shawn Jones

HORN
Brian McCarty, Principal
Keith Green
Eric Achen, Associate Principal
William Klingelhoffer

TRUMPET
Joseph Brown, Principal
John Pearson

TROMBONE
Samuel Schlosser, Principal
Bruce Chrisp

BASS TROMBONE
Scott Thornton, Principal

TIMPANI
John Burgardt, Principal

PERCUSSION
David Rosenthal, Principal
Todd Manley
Tyler Mack

HARP
Annabelle Taubl, Principal

Orchestra Personnel Manager & Music Administrator
Tracy Davis

Music Librarian
Matthew Naughtin

Programming and casting for upcoming performances is subject to change.

*Denotes role debut in current production
‡Denotes role debut at San Francisco Ballet
†Denotes debut in current production
◊Denotes a dancer who is no longer part of the Company