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Faculty

Dana Genshaft

Contemporary Dance

Dana Genshaft

Biography

  • Born

    Moscow, Russia

  • Training

    Kirov Academy of Ballet, School of American Ballet, Paris Opéra Ballet School

  • Company Membership

    Joined the Corps de Ballet in 2001
    Promoted to Soloist in 2008
    Joined the School in 2015

Dana Genshaft was born in Moscow and trained at the Kirov Academy of Ballet, School of American Ballet, and Paris Opera Ballet School prior to becoming an apprentice with SF Ballet in 2000. She joined the Company as a corps de ballet  member the following year and was promoted to soloist in 2008. Genshaft has performed lead roles in Ashton’s Monotones I; Elo’s Double Evil; McGregor’s Eden/Eden; Morris’ Pacific, Maelstrom, and A Garden; Tomasson’s 7 for Eight; Welch’s Naked; Wheeldon’s Carousel (A Dance) © and Within the Golden Hour ©; as well as a singing role as Rosalia in Robbins’ West Side Story Suite. In addition, she originated roles in Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House and Morris’ Joyride. After retiring from SF Ballet in 2015, Genshaft joined the faculty of SF Ballet School.