September 30, 2021—Entering his final season with San Francisco Ballet as the longest-serving sole artistic director of a major ballet company, San Francisco Ballet Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson will be presented with the San Francisco Arts Medallion for his outstanding leadership in the arts. The award, created by...
First Live Classical Ballet Performance Since the Start of the Pandemic
August 18, 2021—Walnut Creek-based Diablo Ballet has announced the creation of a dance laboratory to assist talented local choreographers. The dance laboratory is the creation of dancer Felip Leon, who joined Diablo in 2016, to offer local choreographers the opportunity to explore and create new work. "I was inspired to create a new platform for...
After skipping a year in the pandemic, RAWdance's annual outdoor dance festival Choreofest has returned this summer drawing audiences eager to feel the presence of in-person dance perfornaces. Part of the annual Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, Choreofest this year is divided into three Saturday afternoons of three performances each day.
Outdoor Performance at Stanford's Updated Frost Amphitheater
Love Stories is the fourth and final performance of Diablo's 27th season. Their last virtual performance before returning to the stage live next season, it was performed and recorded at Diablo Ballet Studio Theatre in Pleasant Hill on June 18. Love Stories features a balanced bill of romantic works, including Sean Kelly's version of the classic...
A Year of Distanced Training Is No Barrier to Their Success
San Francisco Ballet is readying plans to return to live performances in the 2022 Season at the War Memorial Opera House and to celebrate Helgi Tomasson's 37 years as the Company's Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer.
Choreographed by the notable Julia Adam as a family ballet, Once Upon A Time premiered on March 22, 2019 as part of Diablo Ballet's 25th Anniversary season. Fortunately for fans, filmmaker James Yamazaki filmed a live performance onstage for virtual showing to audiences this month.
March 24, 2021—San Francisco Ballet's roster for the 2022 season will include two new promotions and the appointment of four apprentices. Effective July 1, 2021 corps de ballet dancer Jasmine Jimison will be promoted to soloist and apprentice Olivia Brothers to the corps de ballet.