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  1. Yes, this. I was hoping that these announcements are in conjunction with contract renewals for next year. These tend to be in March, so perhaps there will be more announcements shortly. I feel like in years past, these announcements were kept until the summer. Interesting that they are being made now.
  2. I sort of remember him in something smaller, maybe Concerto Grosso or something at a Gala? It's totally possible, Helene! Whatever the case, he's incredibly talented, and I hope SFB can keep and further his innate gifts.
  3. He joined in 2013; was it him you say, or his brother Isaac (now a lead principal with English National Ballet)? What a talented family!
  4. It's worth noting that Isabella and Jahna's promotions are effective July 2017. I can think of one or two additional female corps members, but not a handful right now. Ellen Hummel would have been the next on my list. Also Lauren Strongin for promotion to principal (seriously, what does that woman have to do to get the nod?). For men, I have my eyes on Esteban Hernandez.
  5. De Sola was married before, but to Josh Reynolds, now with Royal Winnipeg Ballet. She's referred to him in the past, as her husband (and they were once featured on the old SF Blog). But I can't find any reference to her married to Max.
  6. So glad to see WanTing Zhao cast in some leading roles. Anyone seen/seeing her as the Siren?
  7. I didn't realize they were married, just thought they were in a serious relationship!
  8. Interesting casting. There's no * by Stahl's name. When did she perform this role in the past? And congrats on the new job, @apollosmuse! Perhaps you can bring back the SFB blog? I miss the behind-the-scenes posts from the dancers. Those added a personal touch that seemed balanced and lively!
  9. Maybe this is a dicey question, but what is the rhyme/reason to being promoted from soloist to principal? I was thrilled that Sasha got promoted, although right after Nutcracker when she and all of the other soloists were dancing the same lead roles seemed a little odd. Seeing the Elizabeth casting, now I wonder why Lauren Strongin hasn't been promoted. She stepped in for Mathilde in the initial programs, and seems to dance similar "important" roles to Sasha. Any thoughts? Am I missing something re: ballet politics?
  10. I think casting is posted at a minimum 3 days prior to performance date (per union agreement).
  11. Casting for the upcoming gala is posted: 2017 Opening Night Gala FORAGERS Choreography: Myles Thatcher Music: Franz Liszt Pianist: Natalya Feygina Natasha Sheehan, Angelo Greco SF Ballet Premiere Pas de deux from PROMENADE SENTIMENTALE Choreography: Liam Scarlett Music: Claude Debussy Conductor: Martin West Lorena Feijóo*, Wei Wang* Pas de trois from AGON Choreography: George Balanchine Music: Igor Stravinsky Conductor: Martin West Dores André, Jaime Garcia Castilla*, Sasha De Sola VALSES POETICOS Choreography: Helgi Tomasson Music: Enrique Granados Piano: Ronny Michael Greenberg Mathilde Froustey*, Carlo Di Lanno* World Premiere PRESENTCE Choreography: Trey McIntyre Music: Barbara Lewis, Of Montreal, The Zombies Sarah Van Patten*, Luke Ingham* Pas de deux from FLAMES OF PARIS Choreography: Vassili Vainonen Music: Boris Assafiev Conductor: Martin West Vanessa Zahorian*, Taras Domitro INTERMISSION World Premiere THE CHAIRMAN DANCES Choreography: Benjamin Millepied Music: John Adams Conductor: Martin West Maria Kochetkova*, Carlo Di Lanno* & Ensemble "PURPLE" from TERRA FIRMA Choreography: James Kudelka Music: Michael Torke Conductor: Martin West Frances Chung*, Vitor Luiz* "BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY (OF COMPANY B)" from COMPANY B Choreography: Paul Taylor Music: The Andrews Sisters Joseph Walsh Pas de deux from LA CATHEDRALE ENGLOUTIE Choreography: Stanton Welch Music: Claude Debussy Pianist: Natalya Feygina Yuan Yuan Tan, Aaron Robison* Finale from DIAMONDS Choreography: George Balanchine Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Conductor: Martin West Sofiane Sylve, Tiit Helimets
  12. Megan Amanda Ehrlich is back with the company.
  13. I'm shocked by this, mainly by Vanessa's retirement. Of all the principal ladies, there were at least two others I thought would retire first. Glad that we have gotten some notice and can enjoy this season ahead of her departure.
  14. Whoopie for Sasha! Lovely news.
  15. Great questions. I'm also curious about when the competition takes place. From the looks of things, t doesn't happen every year, but the previous competition was held just last year. Is it up to the discretion of the ADs?