Author Archives: Open Studio 455
By Open Studio 455 | Published: February 27, 2015
Born in Pennsylvania, Joseph Walsh was introduced to ballet because his older sister was taking classes. He began dancing at three years old as an elf in Nutcracker, which he recalls is “the American way to start dancing.” Joseph received his formal ballet training at Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts. Being surrounded by other artists and other […]
By Open Studio 455 | Published: February 17, 2015
When Soloist Sasha De Sola first heard of Natalia Makarova, she was a young dancer in Winter Park, Florida. She remembers seeing Makarova dancing in old videos, though it wasn’t until De Sola was 14 and went on to train full- time at the Kirov Academy in Washington, D.C. that she really came to understand how […]
By Open Studio 455 | Published: February 12, 2015
Last week SF Ballet held a live Twitter Q&A with Principal Dancer Sarah Van Patten. She answered questions and provided insight into her recent Giselle performance, as well as what programs she thinks you should see this season! For news items and behind-the-scenes updates, find SF Ballet on Twitter.
By Open Studio 455 | Published: February 3, 2015
We followed Principal Dancer Mathilde Froustey backstage as she prepared for her 2015 Giselle debut. Scroll down and watch her transform into the infamous heartbroken country girl who becomes an ethereal Wili of the spirit world. Giselle is onstage until February 10.