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Teaching Your Dance Students to Act

According to Kristi DeCaminada, a principal character artist with San Francisco Ballet, acting is one of the most important skills a dancer can possess. “It’s essential to storytelling,” she says. “That’s how we communicate to the audience—it’s the most important part of what we do.” Incorporating some acting lessons into your dance classes—no matter what […]

San Francisco Ballet’s Sasha De Sola Dreams of Influencing the Ballet World for the Better

When San Francisco Ballet principal Sasha De Sola takes the stage, audiences can be confident she will bring them on an authentic journey. She embodies each role so completely that it seems she’s feeling her character’s emotions internally. What’s more, she invites audiences in, telegraphing her feelings to the rafters through more than just technical […]

Office Hours With Davit Karapetyan

As a principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet, Davit Karapetyan was known as “the ultimate classicist”: an artist who brought buoyant jumps, clarity of line and thoughtful commitment to every role. Director of the School of Philadelphia Ballet since August 2022, Karapetyan hopes to draw out those same qualities (and more) in his young charges—and […]

What My Teacher Taught Me: San Francisco Ballet’s Isaac Hernández on His Father, Héctor Hernández

I first started ballet lessons at the age of 8 in our family’s backyard in Guadalajara, Mexico. We were 11 kids in the family and my father, Héctor Hernández [a former dancer with Dance Theatre of Harlem, Harkness Ballet and Houston Ballet], started teaching us dance so we had some physical activity since we were […]

Ballet West Academy’s New Director on Dream Building During COVID-19

Evelyn Cisneros-Legate is bringing her hard-earned expertise to Ballet West. The former San Francisco Ballet star is taking over all four campuses of The Frederick Quinney Lawson Ballet West Academy as the school’s new director. Cisneros-Legate, whose mother put her in ballet classes in an attempt to help her overcome her shyness, trained at the […]

Dores André of San Francisco Ballet Shares What Motivates Her

In February, San Francisco Ballet principal Dores André will originate the 11th role of her 15-year professional career with Trey McIntyre’s highly anticipated new work, The Big Hunger. The work is inspired by the big hunger/little hunger philosophies of the bushmen in the Kalahari desert. “Little hunger” represents the superficial desires we focus on during […]

These Are Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch" Picks for 2019

Every year we love to see Dance Magazine‘s coveted list of the dancers, choreographers and companies that are on the verge of skyrocketing in the field of dance. This year’s picks are nothing short of exceptional. Congratulations to these 25 up-and-coming artists! Evan Ruggiero Photo by Jayme Thornton Evan Ruggiero’s story started as something out […]

San Francisco Ballet & Athleta Just Created a Collection That's Perfect for Your Holiday Wish List

Just in time for Nutcracker season (and the cold weather that has us layering on our coziest warmups), fitness brand Athleta teamed up with San Francisco Ballet for their first Athleta Dance collection. Available beginning November 27, the capsule collection will include designs in women’s and girl’s sizes inspired by and created in collaboration with […]

Get Inside Access to San Francisco Ballet Rehearsals Tomorrow (Without Having to Leave Home)

Have you ever wanted to know what goes into the making of a world premiere for a top-tier ballet company? Well, tomorrow you can find out, when San Francisco Ballet streams rehearsals and interviews live on Facebook for their third installment of Unbound LIVE. Unbound LIVE goes inside the SFB studios in real time as […]

6 Ballet Instagrams Worth Following

@jamesbwhitesideWho: American Ballet Theatre principal James WhitesideFollowers: 96.6KWhat you’ll see: a lot of muscles and humor, with a healthy dose of cat photosWhat may surprise you: Whiteside moonlights as the drag queen Ühu Betch and pop singer JbDubs. @londonballerina Who: Royal Ballet principal Lauren CuthbertsonFollowers: 43KWhat you’ll see: beauty in the little things—nature, architecture, costume […]