San Francisco ballet

San Francisco ballet

San Francisco Ballet is Ballet Company well-known in North America and worldwide for being the first American company that produced Swan Lake and Nutcracker. The company was founded in 1933 as the San Francisco Opera Ballet with the production of Coppélia (1938), then the Swan Lake and the Nutcracker in 1944 among other great productions.

Helgi Tómasson is the current artistic Director and principal Choreographer since 1985, under his direction the San Francisco Ballet Company is continually setting the standard for international dance world and not only as director, but as teacher and coach energizes and inspire all dancers, in order to rice high levels with each year that passes.

The Ballet Master and the assistant to the Director are Ricardo Bustamante and Bruce Sansom; the Music Director is Martin West a talented graduated from St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music and London's Royal Academy of Music. The company also has Ballet Masters, Choreographers, Principal Dancers, Soloists, the Corps de Ballet.

The San Francisco Ballet Company has a School associated that is the country's oldest classical academy. it's directed also by the Director Helgi Tómasson with the assistance of the Associate Director Lola de Avila. The School features a well-known international staff, and offers a Trainee Program for advanced-level students and an extensive scholarship program for talented students.

War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
(415) 861-5600

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