Sasha De Sola - Photo Karolina Kuras

(113) Sasha De Sola, Principal San Francisco Ballet

This week we are joined by San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer, Sasha De Sola.  Born in Winter Park, Florida, Sasha trained at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C. on a full merit scholarship.  In 2004, Ms. De Sola received a scholarship for studies at the Paris Opera Ballet School.  At the age of Read More

natasha-sheehan © Erik Tomasson

BONUS: Natasha Sheehan, Dancer with San Francisco Ballet

In today’s bonus episode we are continuing our coverage of San Francisco Ballet at the Kennedy Center as they showcase 6 works from the company’s Unbound: a festival of new works.  Today’s episode was recorded in April when we were in San Francisco as these works all premiered.  We talk with new corps member, Natasha Sheehan Read More

Sarah Van Patten - Conversations on Dance

(111) Sarah Van Patten, San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer

This week we are joined by Sarah Van Patten, Principal with  San Francisco Ballet.  Sarah trained at Ballet Workshop of New England, and danced with Massachusetts Youth Ballet. In 2000 at age 15, she joined the Royal Danish Ballet as an apprentice where John Neumeier cast her as Juliet in his Romeo and Juliet. Soon after, Read More

Allynne Noelle, Suzanne Farrell Ballet Soloist Ballerina

(69) Allynne Noelle, Suzanne Farrell Ballet First Soloist

This week we are joined by Allynne Noelle, Suzanne Farrell Ballet First Soloist.  Allynne started her training at the age of five in Southern California and began her professional career at age 15 with Ballet Pacifica.  In 2003 she joined Miami City Ballet where she would dance as a soloist until leaving the company in Read More

Kings SF Ballet

(27) Brandon Stirling Baker, Lighting Designer

This week we are joined by Brandon Stirling Baker, an american lighting designer for ballet, opera, and theater. His lighting can be seen in the repertory of New York City Ballet, Miami City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Paul Taylor, and many others. Mr. Baker’s designs have been presented by major theaters internationally including Read More