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Principals

Dores André

Dores André

Biography

  • BORN

    Vigo, Spain

  • TRAINING

    Antonio Almenara
    Estudio de Danza de Maria Avila

  • SAN FRANCISCO BALLET

    Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2004
    Promoted to soloist in 2012
    Promoted to principal dancer in 2015

 

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Instagram: @doresandre

Q&A

What ballet or role would you like to dance but haven't yet and why?

Giselle is, to me, the first modern ballet. It was no longer about men, power, and important people. Modern ballet was about women, dreams, and imagination. The character of Giselle is complex, romantic, idealistic, strong, and courageous. She’s the type of woman one hopes to become.

What is your favorite costume and why?

Cinderella's ball gown because it reminds me of Italian designer Valentino. It’s beautiful and the mask is made of glitter. It’s hard to be upset when glitter is involved!

If you weren't a dancer, what would you be?

I wanted to be an architect as a kid. Back then I designed a tomato home that would rotate with the change of the season.