Gala Tips From the Pros

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It’s my favorite time of year! The beginning of the San Francisco Ballet Repertory Season kicks-off with one of the most exciting events of the season, the Opening Night Gala.  On January 22, 2015 we will celebrate with thousands of beautiful ballet lovers who will arrive at the War Memorial Opera House dressed to impress in Red Carpet-ready attire.

I joined the Company in 2002 and have attended the gala every year since then!  By far the most memorable dress that I wore was a black slinky gown with plunging back (see below!).  Year after year I am blown away by the daring and elegant fashion choices of the glittering audience members and dancers alike.

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Let’s talk about what we will wear in 2015!

  • The attire is black tie but this does NOT have to equal boring. I think the most important thing to remember is to have fun!
  • Let your imagination rule and go daring! We will be surrounded by art lovers and artists alike, an eclectic group that will appreciate a daring look. Read More »
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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 studio to the stage.

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From the Studio to the Stage with Frances Chung

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Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Frances Chung joined SF Ballet as a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2001. She was promoted to Soloist in 2005, and became a Principal in 2009. She has danced nearly every role in Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson’s uniquely San Francisco Nutcracker.

Watch as she takes the challenging steps of the Grand Pas de Deux variation and coda from the studio to the stage.

 

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A Day in the Life: Vanessa Zahorian

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ZAHORIAN VanessaAfter 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 Queen, the Sugarplum Fairy, and the Grand Pas de Deux Ballerina. To see what a day in the life of Vanessa is like during the busy Nutcracker season, keep reading!

11:45am – Company Class

Company class held onstage today is taught by Ballet Master and Assistant to Helgi Tomasson, Ricardo Bustamante. Class is a daily routine for every professional dancer, allowing time to fine tune their technique and maintain the strength and stamina to endure 31 shows of Nutcracker. Today Vanessa is focused on the more technical steps she’ll dance onstage as the Sugarplum Fairy tonight.
 
Company class on stage at the War Memorial Opera House. (© Erik Tomasson)

Company class on stage at the War Memorial Opera House. (© Erik Tomasson)

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