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Throwback Thursday: The Dancers Then & Now

We Raided Their Family Albums (And Found These Snaps) Now that we are in the full swing of Nutcracker, we can’t help but adore all the inspired children who dance out of the theater with stars in their eyes. So in the spirit of Nutcracker’s effect on children, we raided the family albums of the Company dancers you’ll see onstage […]
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Nutcracker Activity: Create the Perfect Ballet Bun

A beautiful, secure hair bun is a crucial part of any ballerina’s look, from the youngest student to the professionals—and no more so than onstage in Nutcracker! We asked SF Ballet Soloist Dane Genshaft to show us how she ties the perfect “Figure 8″ ballerina bun for her daughter Nadia… (Dana says: “I was actually personally taught […]
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Behind the Scenes with Kristina Lind

  Our dancers are athletes, and Nutcracker is their marathon! After weeks of rehearsal, our Company of 70 dancers must prepare themselves for a total of 3,007 hours of onstage ballet, with some members of the Company appearing in every single one of our 31 performances in December. SF Ballet Corps de Ballet dancer, Kristina Lind, tells […]
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Share Your Holiday Style!

‘Tis the season to don your festive attire and attend Nutcracker! Wherever you are in the world, we want to see you all dressed up for the holidays! Share a photo on Instagram of your family and friends dressed up and ready to attend a performance of  Nutcracker or just ready to celebrate the holiday season, […]
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