What Is It? The quintessential holiday classic, Nutcracker is the first thing most people think about when they think about ballet. And with […]
Classical ballets are populated with all kinds of mystical creatures: sylphs, wilis, nymphs, shades, driads. If it’s a female supernatural […]
Join Jennie Scholick, PhD for a deep dive into Don Quixote, appearing at San Francisco Ballet in January 2019. Learn about […]
In the Act I battle scene, the Stahlbaums’ fireplace (above, at right in the image) grows to 22 feet tall […]
Join Jennie Scholick, PhD for a deep dive into Nutcracker. Learn about this iconic ballet’s history, story, and what to look […]
Arthur Pita talks about creating Björk Ballet for San Francisco Ballet.
Preview San Francisco Ballet's 2019 Season with a sneak peek video.
Erik Tomasson has been San Francisco Ballet’s photographer since 2004. Through photographing multiple performances of Nutcracker each year, he has […]
SF Ballet’s Nutcracker is known for the sheer amount of snow that falls during the Snow Scene—it’s a legitimate blizzard! […]
Preview San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker
A tech-influenced ballet for a tech-obsessed city, Bound To© by Christopher Wheeldon explores what we’re missing by being glued to […]
Choreographer Trey McIntyre talks about creating his ballet Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem—and how a lunar eclipse affected his […]
Both photos: SF Ballet in Tomasson’s Nutcracker // © Erik Tomasson