San Francisco Ballet (Ballet company)|
Artistic Director - Helgi Tomasson
Choreographer in Residence - Yuri
As America's oldest professional ballet company, San Francisco
Ballet has enjoyed a long and rich tradition of artistic “firsts” since its
founding in 1933, performing the first American productions of Swan
Lake and Nutcracker, as well as the first 20th-century American
Coppélia. A lively, vital ensemble, San Francisco Ballet is one of the
three largest ballet companies in the United States.
Since its early years under the direction of American dance pioneers and
brothers Lew, Willam, and Harold Christensen, San Francisco Ballet now presents
more than 100 performances annually, both locally and internationally.
Under the direction of Helgi Tomasson since 1985, the Company has achieved an
international reputation as one of the preeminent ballet companies in America.
By commissioning new works by some of today’s most sought-after choreographers,
giving rise to young talent, acquiring existing works by master choreographers,
and introducing new interpretations of classic full-length productions, Tomasson
has created a sophisticated, diverse international repertory that offers
powerful entertainment for all audiences.from http://www.sfballet.org/