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FYI: There's a new entity titled the Tahoe Dance Camp, created by SFB's Sarah Van Patten (she lives in the Lake Tahoe area for a portion of the year, and that was where she lived during both her pregnancy leaves).

There will be a performance at Lake Tahoe (possibly the Incline Village area), on July 24th - read more about it here:



The July 24th performance is expected to include the following dancers/creators:

Sarah Van Patten, Creator of Tahoe Dance Camp
Frances Chung
Alton Allen, Sound and Music Designer
Ulrik Birkkjaer
Charmaine Butcher
Frances Chung
Adji Cissoko
Shuaib Elhassan
Jahna Frantziskonis
Jim French, Lighting Designer
Anatalia Hordov
Luke Ingham
Babtunji Johnson
Harriet Jung and Reid Bartelme, Costume Designers
Alonzo King, Choreographer
Elizabeth Mateer
Benjamin Millepied, Choreographer
Nathaniel Remez
Alexander Reneff-Olson
Valentina Reneff-Olson
Justin Peck, Choreographer
Dwight Roden, Choreographer
Danielle Rowe
Garen Scribner, Producer
Andrea Schermoly, Choreographer
John-Paul Simoens
Jennifer Stahl
Helgi Tomasson, Choreographer
Joseph Walsh
Wei Wang
Christoper Wheeldon, Choreographer
Clifford Williams
WanTing Zhao

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Madison Keesler, Ben Freemantle (choreography), Kimberly Marie Olivier, Tyla Steinbach, WanTing Zhao, Thamires Chuvas, Gabriela Gonzalez, Nathaniel Remez (the waiter), Lizzy Powell, Lonnie Weeks, and Jahna Frantziskonis all took part in a film project titled, "Tan". Madison posted some behind-the-scenes video of the production which is pretty great:


There's some footage of Jahna as the lead dancer (resolution is very low though).

Some stills courtesy of WanTing Zhao:


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"65 years ago, SF Ballet had its first East Coast performances at @JacobsPillow, a pivotal moment for the then still-developing company. Watch video excerpts of those 1956 performances in Jacob's Pillow's brilliant Dance Interactive"


SFB in Apollo (with Conrad Ludlow, Nancy Johnson, Christiane Bering and Sally Bailey) at Jacob's Pillow:


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During the long, slow quarantine periods, many of the dancers at SFB and elsewhere are now taking the time visit with family and friends. But some continue to be stage animals and look for every little opportunity to perform. Julian MacKay is appearing with Lauren Lovette at the Yellowstone Arts Festival:


Misa Kuranga is rehearsing for the upcoming performances in Copenhagen for Ulrik Birkkjaer's San Francisco Ballet Solodansere


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Here's a nice Instagram post from Ulrik Birkkjaer:

This week im performing in Copenhagen with my insanely talented colleagues from San Francisco Ballet. I joined the company 4 years ago to be able to work with great ballerinas and here we are. ☺️ This week I get to dance 5 performances with Sarah Van Patten who I looked up to many moons ago.
Dreams come true if you work in the direction of your gut. (you might have to create a dance festival to make it all happen 😜)
Thank you to all the ballerinas and of course to Thomas Mieth my co-everything for København Danser.
Lets start this festival off right.
See you in the theater for some serious dancing 💃🏽 🤗


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Helgi Tomasson will be presented with the San Francisco Arts Medallion Thursday, Oct. 21 at Saint Joseph’s Arts Society:


"The event celebrating Tomasson will feature performances of three of Tomasson’s works by SF Ballet and music by SF Ballet Orchestra; proceeds will go toward the preservation and educational programs at MP+D."

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