#WorldBalletDay is back. On November 2, we proudly participated in the global celebration that brings together more than 50 of the world’s leading ballet companies to celebrate dance.

See some fan favorites and get a glimpse of next@90 festival artists and their world premiere works. And you’ll enjoy a dance film featuring the talented dancers from SF Ballet School.

The 2023 Season is special for us—we’re celebrating SF Ballet’s 90th anniversary and focusing on the future. This momentous day allows everyone who loves ballet to take time and appreciate this meaningful art form that evokes emotion as only dance can.

Here’s what you’ll see

  • Introduction with Artistic Director Tamara Rojo and Executive Director Danielle St.Germain
  • next@90 festival choreographer spotlight with Danielle Rowe on her work MADCAP
  • Costume Designer Emma Kingsbury on her work for Danielle Rowe’s MADCAP
  • next@90 festival choreographer spotlight with Robert Garland on his work Haffner Serenade
  • Rehearsal excerpt from Robert Garland’s Haffner Serenade
  • Cinderella rehearsals with choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, Principal Dancers Wona Park and Joe Walsh, Sasha De Sola and Luke Ingham, and Dores André and Max Cauthorn
  • Giselle rehearsal with choreographer and former Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson and Guest Coach Lola de Avila, Principal Dancers Katherine Barkman and Esteban Hernández
  • Giselle rehearsal with Executive Rehearsal Director Felipe Diaz and Rehearsal Director Tina LeBlanc, Principal Dancers Misa Kuranaga and Angelo Greco
  • San Francisco Ballet School (SFBS) Dana Genshaft’s Future Paper dance film with introduction by SFBS Director Patrick Armand

This video has chapters so you can easily rewatch your favorite parts again. You may watch SF Ballet’s World Ballet Day video as often as you wish until 12/1 at 5:00 PM PDT.

As you immerse yourself in our programming for World Ballet Day, we hope you will consider making a gift to San Francisco Ballet that will help us empower and transform young ballet lovers to pursue their dreams through our Education programs and at the SF Ballet School.

Fill your day with dance, streamed for free across six continents. Visit worldballetday.com to explore other dance companies participating in World Ballet Day.