With Nutcracker just a few days away (opening December 11), the holidays are well and truly underway here at SF Ballet HQ!
To further get you in the festive mood, we asked our dancers for their #1 holiday tunes for you to enjoy—and they didn’t disappoint. Listen to each song below, or click here to indulge in this playlist on Spotify…
Let SF Ballet Soloist Dana Genshaft teach you how she creates a perfect bun for her daughter, Nadia!
(Dana says: “I was actually personally taught how to tie this style of bun by none other than Elyse Borne, the New York City Ballet dancer who now stages ballets all over the world. I had just joined SF Ballet, and one night she came backstage and taught us all how to tie the perfect Figure 8 bun—and I’ve never forgotten it. It’s what she calls a good Balanchine bun!”)
Dana Genshaft and her daughter Nadia
Click here to see the full tutu-orial on our “Nutcracker Means…” mini-site where this week, “Nutcracker Means Family”!
This legendary event celebrates the start of our January-May ballet season in style, and we’re inviting you to join us and our dancers to mark the occasion. The packed night—which this year celebrates the theme PHENOMENAL—offers a one-night-only ballet performance of diverse audience favorites, followed by a truly spectacular After Party in the beautiful surroundings of San Francisco City Hall. Here, you’ll enjoy cocktails, late-night bites and show our dancers a thing or two on the floor.
Performers at San Francisco Ballet’s 2013 Opening Night Gala