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KAY MAZZO and PETER MARTINS TAPE VIDEO SERIES for THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION

December 9, 2012

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KAY MAZZO and PETER MARTINS TAPE VIDEO SERIES for THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION   Former principal dancers with New York City Ballet coach roles Balanchine created on them                                                                                                                                                                      New York City –Kay Mazzo and Peter Martins, former principal dancers with New York City Ballet, have coached their roles in Duo Concertant and Stravinsky Violin Concerto for […]

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Helen Pickett Appointed Resident Choreographer for Atlanta Ballet

November 14, 2012

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Helen Pickett Appointed Resident Choreographer for Atlanta Ballet ATLANTA – Impressive. Beautifully lyrical. Stunning. Strange and wonderful concoction. Unconventional. Clever. Whether describing one of her avant-garde works or simply summing up her unique movement style, words and phrases like these flow throughout the reviews of choreographer Helen Pickett. Atlanta Ballet’s Artistic Director John McFall discovered […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sasha De Sola, Soloist, San Francisco Ballet

October 10, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sasha De Sola, Soloist, San Francisco Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? My husband Josh! He is always there to love and encourage me and I am so grateful for that. I am also motivated by the prospect of working on any of the ballets that […]

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JACQUES D’AMBOISE TAPES VIDEO SERIES FOR THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION

September 25, 2012

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JACQUES D’AMBOISE TAPES VIDEO SERIES FOR THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION   Celebrated former principal dancer Jacques d’Amboise coaches defining role of Apollo   New York City­­­—Jacques d’Amboise, former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet for over three decades, who is recognized as one of the foremost interpreters of the role of Apollo, recently coached […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sarah Van Patten, Principal, San Francisco Ballet

August 17, 2012

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Sarah Van Patten and Pierre Francois-Vilanoba in Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour Erik Tomasson

Cupcakes & Conversation with Sarah Van Patten, Principal, San Francisco Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? If Monday is the start of a new ballet then it’s always exciting to see what will be created. I love seeing what can evolve from nothing. I’m also always excited, not only by the […]

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San Francisco Ballet | FREQUENT SF BALLET COLLABORATOR AND TONY AWARD WINNING DESIGNER MARTIN PAKLEDINAZ HAS DIED

July 9, 2012

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San Francisco Ballet | FREQUENT SF BALLET COLLABORATOR AND TONY AWARD WINNING DESIGNER MARTIN PAKLEDINAZ HAS DIED   SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Monday, July 9, 2012–Frequent SF Ballet collaborator and celebrated costume designer Martin Pakledinaz died on Sunday, July 8, at the age of 58, after a long illness. Pakledinaz, known for his work on Tony […]

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The Autumn 2012 Season at Sadlers Wells

May 17, 2012

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The Autumn 2012 Season at Sadlers Wells Thin pickings at Sadlers Wells if it’s classical ballet you’re looking for – this Autumn season sees just two ballet companies visiting the theatre. In September, San Francisco Ballet present three mixed bills : Symphonic Dances by Edwaard Liang, Divertimento No 15 by George Balanchine and Christopher Wheeldon’s […]

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San Francisco Ballet Update

May 10, 2012

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San Francisco Ballet Update May 2011   SF Ballet Announces Repertory for Russian Engagement SF Ballet will present two performances at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow on June 29 and 30. On June 29, the repertory will include: a pas de deux from Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour, Helgi Tomasson’s Chaconne for Piano and […]

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San Francisco Ballet Company Roster Update

April 19, 2012

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San Francisco Ballet Company Roster Update San Francisco Ballet has announced the promotion of Elizabeth Powell to corps de ballet member, effective immediately. Hailing from Boston, Powell joined the SF Ballet School during the 2007 Summer Session and participated in the 2010-11 Trainee Program. She began her professional career in 2011 as an apprentice with […]

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SAN FRANCISCO BALLET ANNOUNCES 2013 REPERTORY SEASON

April 10, 2012

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SAN FRANCISCO BALLET ANNOUNCES 2013 REPERTORY SEASON   HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE THE U.S. PREMIERE OF WHEELDON’S CINDERELLA, NEUMEIER’S NIJINSKY BY VISITING COMPANY HAMBURG BALLET, THE SF BALLET PREMIERE OF LIFAR’S SUITE EN BLANC, PLUS WORLD PREMIERES BY MCGREGOR, POSSOKHOV & RATMANSKY   SAN FRANCISCO, Tuesday, April 10, 2012—San Francisco Ballet, the oldest professional ballet company in […]

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San Francisco Ballet Update

April 1, 2012

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San Francisco Ballet Update April 2012   Helgi Tomasson to be Celebrated by Dance/USA Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, has announced that SF Ballet Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson will receive its “2012 Honor” award. The conference will be held in San Francisco from June 27-30, and awards will be […]

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San Francisco Ballet School Associate Director Lola de Avila to step down

March 8, 2012

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San Francisco Ballet School Associate Director Lola de Avila to step down Current SF Ballet School Trainee Principal Patrick Armand Named Successor SAN FRANCISCO—March 8, 2012—Following a distinguished, cumulative thirteen-year tenure as San Francisco Ballet School associate director, Lola de Avila will be stepping down in late August to oversee the full-time operation of the Maria de […]

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San Francisco Ballet announces Washington, D.C. Tour

March 7, 2012

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San Francisco Ballet announces Washington, D.C. Tour San Francisco Ballet—the oldest professional ballet company in America—has announced that it will perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., November 13-18, 2012. The week-long engagement will feature Helgi Tomasson’s critically acclaimed Romeo & Juliet, and one mixed-repertory program (programming to […]

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San Francisco Ballet announces London tour

March 5, 2012

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San Francisco Ballet announces London tour SAN FRANCISCO, Monday, March 5, 2012—San Francisco Ballet—the oldest professional ballet company in America—has announced that it will embark on its first engagement to London since 2004. From September 14-23, 2012, the Company will perform three mixed-repertory programs over nine performances, at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre, featuring: UK premieres […]

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San Francisco Ballet announces that Christopher Wheeldon will create new Cinderella

February 16, 2012

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  CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON CREATES NEW CINDERELLA FOR SAN FRANCISCO BALLET & FOR THE DUTCH NATIONAL BALLET SAN FRANCISCO, Wednesday, February 15, 2012—Christopher Wheeldon is creating a spectacular new ballet version of the most popular fairytale in the world: Cinderella. San Francisco Ballet and the Dutch National Ballet will co-produce this new creation by one of […]

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MERRILL ASHLEY TO TAPE VIDEO SERIES FOR THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION

October 2, 2011

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MERRILL ASHLEY TO TAPE VIDEO SERIES FOR THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION   Leading Roles in Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 to be coached by New York City Ballet celebrated former principal dancer New York City—Merrill Ashley, principal dancer with the New York City Ballet for over thirty years, will teach and coach Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto […]

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Ballet News | The George Balanchine Foundation

August 9, 2011

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JILLANA, CONRAD LUDLOW, and SUKI SCHORER TO TAPE VIDEO SERIES FOR THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION Roles in Liebeslieder Walzer and La Source will be coached by the dancers on whom Balanchine choreographed them New York City—For The George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters Archive, Jillana and Conrad Ludlow will coach and teach the principal roles they originated in Liebeslieder […]

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NEW YORK CITY BALLET APPOINTS ELLEN BAR DIRECTOR OF MEDIA PROJECTS

May 13, 2011

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NEW YORK CITY BALLET APPOINTS ELLEN BAR DIRECTOR OF MEDIA PROJECTS New York City Ballet Executive Director Katherine Brown announced today that NYCB Soloist Ellen Bar has been appointed the Company’s new Director of Media Projects. Bar, who has been a member of New York City Ballet since 1998, will give her final performance as […]

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San Francisco Ballet Announces National & International Broadcast of Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid, Plus Worldwide Blu-Ray & DVD Distribution

April 16, 2011

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San Francisco Ballet Announces National & International Broadcast of Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid, Plus Worldwide Blu-Ray & DVD Distribution John Neumeier’s acclaimed production to air nationally on Great Performances and internationally in European and Asian markets San Francisco Ballet—the oldest professional ballet company in America—has announced that it will record Hamburg Ballet Artistic Director and […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Maria Kochetkova, Principal, San Francisco Ballet

April 1, 2010

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Maria Kochetkova, Principal, San Francisco Ballet Elo Double Evil photo © Erik Tomasson What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Coffee and a croissant. What are you looking forward to dancing in 2010 ? We just had a premier of Wheeldon’s new ballet Ghosts where I was dancing […]

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