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Yuan Yuan Tan is a Principal Dancer with the San Francisco Ballet.

“Falling into Dance”—A Hello From Yuan Yuan

I chose the photo above from Chris Wheeldon’s After the Rain–not only because I love the work and partnering with Damian, but also because it’s a good illustration of what we’ve been doing! This fall is a busy time for us in the studio as we get ready for our New York tour and the […]
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Great Night at the Asian Art Museum!

On Wednesday night, I was thrilled to be invited by Goretti Liu to the opening of the Terracotta Warriors exhibit at the Asian Art Museum. It’s a fascinating story—the First Emperor of China sought to achieve immortality by building himself a massive tomb with thousands of life-size terracotta warriors (and their horses, chariots, etc.) as […]
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‘A Whirlwind’: Dispatches from D.C.!

The DC tour has been a whirlwind—since we starting working at the Kennedy Center on Tuesday, we’ve been very busy! The Kennedy Center Honors Program is taking place here in three weeks, so the building has really been buzzing. We presented a mixed-repertory program for the first two nights of this engagement and it was […]
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Dispatches from London: Yuan Yuan Tan

We’re still very excited to be performing here in London even though we’re tired from Wednesday night’s performance. Wednesday was the Opening Night of our third program, and it felt as though we had danced two performances in one day: first the dress rehearsal, and then the actual performance. It’s really hard to go to sleep after […]
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