Founded in 1933, SF Ballet has a history of making history

The American choreographer Glen Tetley studied with Graham as well as withHanya Holm, who was a student of Wigman's; Toronto's Danny Grossman and David Parsonsstudied and worked with Paul Taylor, who was a student of Graham's; and Jose Limon was adisciple of Humphrey's. As you can see, the world of dance is all inter-connectedand its rich history and tradition has been passed down from generation to generation.

Frankenstein and The National Ballet of Canada: Nijinsky

This chart from Elias Howe's American dancing master and ballroom Prompter lays out the form to be observed in country dances, where varying numbers of couples assemble in two long lines.


The Sleeping Beauty | The National Ballet of Canada

Almost all contemporary ballet companies and dancers have been influencedby the impact of the Ballets Russes. George Balanchine left Diaghilev's company and wentto the United States to found the New York City Ballet; Ninette de Valois and MarieRambert went on to found, respectively, England's Royal Ballet and the Rambert BalletCompany. It is from these roots in England that Celia Franca came to Canada in 1951 tofound The National Ballet of Canada.

Ballet Hispanico Company Dancers ..

Jenna Marie began her dance training at Olga Kresin's Ballet School in Philadelphia, PA and later attended the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. She trained at The Ailey School as a scholarship student and was a member of the dance company Eleone Connections. Ms. Marie has participated in a number of dance competitions including the Youth America Grand Prix (where she was featured in the documentary "First Position"), the Barcelona International Dance Competition, and the Tanzolymp Danz Festival. She was a member of Ailey II, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, Zest Collective, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, The Metropolitan Opera, and MOMIX.


Omar Román De Jesús began his formal training at School for the Performing Arts in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. Omar was a member of Balleteatro Nacional de Puerto Rico from 2006-2011 and during this period, he won the Championship Cup and Gold Medal at the National Dance Competition in Puerto Rico. Omar's choreography has been recognized for its originality, and he has been praised for his ability to craft an emotional arc. He has presented his choreography at Baruch Performing Arts Center, Peridance Capezio Center, Sala Sinfónica Pablo Casals, Ailey Citigroup Theater, the 14 Street Y, The Joyce Theater and others. Omar has received awards from The Dance Gallery Festival and Reverb Dance Festival, and is thrilled to be a winning choreographer for the Joffrey Academy of Dance's 8th annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition. Additionally, he has been commissioned by Steps Repertory Ensemble, Instituto de Cultura de Puerto Rico, and recently, his new work, , was commissioned by Parsons Dance for the company's 2017 Joyce season as part of its initiative to support emerging choreographers through David Parsons' GenerationNow Fellowship.

San Francisco Ballet - 2018 Repertory Season - Program 04

Shelby Colona is a 2013 graduate of The Ailey School’s Certificate Program. In 2011, she graduated from The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) in Houston, TX. Shelby has had further training with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Perry-Mansfield, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. She has performed works by Robert Battle, Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Peter Chu, Nicholas Villeneuve, Billy Bell, Loni Landon, and has performed with companies such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Lunge Dance Collective, and BH before joining Ballet Hispánico.