Preparation, Pasta, and Pointe Shoes: A Day in the Nutcracker Life of Two SF Ballet Dancers

Ever wondered what it’s like to perform in Nutcracker? Here’s everything that two of our SF Ballet dancers do in a two-show day.

Esteban Hernandez in Tomasson's Nutcracker // © Erik Tomasson

Esteban hails from Guadalajara, Mexico and trained at The Royal Ballet School and The Rock School in Philadelphia before joining SF Ballet in 2013. He was promoted to soloist in 2017 and to principal dancer in 2019. He has performed many parts in Nutcracker, including featured roles in the Spanish, Chinese, and Russian divertissements.

Miranda Silveira in Tomasson's Nutcracker // © Erik Tomasson

Miranda spent most of her childhood in Spain before joining SF Ballet School’s Trainee Program. In 2014, she was named a SF Ballet corps de ballet member after a year as an apprentice. She has performed many roles in Nutcracker, including a snowflake, a flower, and featured roles in the Spanish and French divertissements.

Header Image: Esteban Hernandez in Tomasson’s Nutcracker // © Erik Tomasson

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