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San Francisco Ballet Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director

The incomparable San Francisco Ballet returns to Stern Grove Festival performing an afternoon of selections from the current repertory. Conductor Martin West leads the San Francisco Ballet orchestra. The afternoon's program and casting are listed below.


Other Activities:

  • Artist Talk at Stern Grove’s Trocadero Clubhouse at noon with Jennie Scholick, PhD, San Francisco Ballet Associate Director of Audience Engagement interviewing Justin Peck, Choreographer of Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes.
  • KidStage dance workshop with San Francisco Ballet at noon in the West Meadow.
  • Free Yoga Class at noon in the West Meadow.
  • Open Your Heart Makerspace with JCCSF in the West Meadow.
  • Food Trucks in the West Meadow
  • Grove Gourmet picnic contest. Enter to win prizes from Anchor Brewing.


San Francisco Ballet


Serenade, Choreographed by George Balanchine, music composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Waltz Couple: Sarah Van Patten, Luke Ingham | Russian Girl: Frances Chung | Angel: Jennifer Stahl | Dark Angel: Ulrik Birkkjaer

Tarantella, Choreographed by George Balanchine, music composed by Louis Moreau Gottschal
Sasha De Sola, Esteban Hernandez

The Infinite Ocean Pas de Deux, Choreographed by Edwaard Liang, music composed by Oliver Davis
Yuan Yuan Tan, Vitor Luiz

Pas de Deux from Don Quixote, Act III, Choreographed by Alexander Gorsky and Marius Petipa, music composed by Ludwig Minkus
Ana Sophia Scheller, Vladislav Kozlov

Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes, Choreographed by Justin Peck, music composed by Aaron Copland

Dores André, Ulrik Birkkjaer

Max Cauthorn, Hansuke Yamamoto, Wei Wang

Jaime Garcia Castilla, Steven Morse, Myles Thatcher, Sean Orza, Henry Sidford
Nathaniel Remez, Diego Cruz*, John-Paul Simoens, Solomon Golding, Lonnie Weeks, Alexandre Cagnat

*Denotes premiere in ballet.


About the San Francisco Ballet

San Francisco Ballet, led by Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson, is one of the three largest ballet companies, not to mention the longest-running, in the United States. San Francisco Ballet presents more than 100 performances annually, both locally and internationally.


The performance is dedicated to the memory of Rhoda H. Goldman, Stern Grove Festival Association Chair from 1968 to 1996.

Season Host: Liam Mayclem.

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