Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

Tweet the Plot: Giselle

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In two acts, Giselle tells the story of unrequited love, remorse, and forgiveness. In 140 characters or less, we want YOU to find a creative way to tell the story of Giselle on Twitter. Have fun—your plot can be as broad or detailed as you’d like! Everyone who follows our guidelines and publishes a tweet by Monday, February 9 will […]
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A Backstage Look at Giselle

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As the master electrician, I have the privilege of managing a department of 8-15 people who implement the stage lighting for SF Ballet. It’s quite a big job to be in charge of the lighting instruments hanging backstage at the Opera House. The electrics department does everything from operating follow spots to managing special effects like the fog in Giselle, […]
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From the Studio to the Stage with Gennadi Nedvigin

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Born in Rostov, Russia, Gennadi Nedvigin trained at the Bolshoi School and danced with Le Jeune Ballet de France and Moscow Renaissance Ballet before joining San Francisco Ballet as a Soloist in 1997. He was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2000. Watch as he discusses what it entails to take the Grand Pas de Deux from the […]
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A Day in the Life: Vanessa Zahorian

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After joining SF Ballet as a corps de ballet dancer in 1997, Vanessa Zahorian quickly rose within the Company ranks becoming a soloist in 1999, and a principal dancer in 2002. She was appointed Diane B. Wilsey Principal Dancer in 2014. This Nutcracker season Vanessa is dancing the coveted roles every tiny dancer dreams of: the Snow […]
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