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The Youngest Stars of Nutcracker

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Nutcracker’s brave heroine Clara may be the production’s best-known role for a younger performer, but every year over 150 children step onto the War Memorial Opera House stage for 31 performances, playing a crucial role in bringing the world of Nutcracker to life. You’ll see these talented young performers onstage in Nutcracker in roles including: Boys and girls in […]
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Hello Everyone, Things are going great here at SF Ballet. Last month, World Ballet Day had a very positive response from dancers and dance supporters all over the globe. Personally it was insightful to see into the studios and rehearsals of four other companies around the world. The social media aspect of World Ballet day was […]
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Writing Ballet Music: A Handbook

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  About me: I studied violin performance, music theory, and composition at Northwestern University and earned a bachelor’s degree in music performance in 1970. I’ve been the music librarian of the SF Ballet Orchestra since 1997 and have served in the same capacity for the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Colorado Music Festival, […]
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DanceFAR: Dance For a Reason

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In 2012, my fellow dancer Garen Scribner and I hatched a crazy idea to put on a dance performance with all the different companies in the Bay Area to support the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC).  We called all our dancer friends in companies across the city, and everyone we talked to wanted to […]
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