Ellen Rose Hummel
Greenville, South Carolina
North Carolina Dance Theatre
San Francisco Ballet School
SAN FRANCISCO BALLET
Named an apprentice in 2011
Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2012
Promoted to soloist in 2020
Photo: Ellen Rose Hummel in Welch's Bespoke // © Erik Tomasson
7 for Eight
Don Quixote (Gitana Woman, Driads, Bridesmaids, and Seguidilla)
Giselle (Giselle’s Friends, Wilis, and Peasants)
Nutcracker (Housekeeper, Maid, Snowflakes, Spanish, and Flowers)
Romeo & Juliet (Harlots, Ballroom Ladies, and Citizens of Verona)
Swan Lake (Peasants, Cygnets, Swans, Czardas corps, Neapolitan, Russian, and Act 3/4 corps de ballet)
The Fifth Season
The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Courage, Sapphire Fairy, Little Lilacs, Garland Dance, and Nymphs)
Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (3rd movement)
Coppélia (Coppélia Doll, Swanilda’s Friends, Brides, and Jesterettes)
Divertimento No. 15
The Four Temperaments
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia, Butterflies, and Courtiers)
Prodigal Son (Sisters)
Stravinsky Violin Concerto
Symphony in C (4th movement and Finale)
Symphony in Three Movements
Theme and Variations (Soloist)
La Sylphide (Effy)
Ibsen’s House (Rebecca West in “Rosmersholm”)
Onegin (Nurse and Friends)
Études (excerpt) (Ladies in Black)
Makarova after Petipa
La Bayadère, Act II (“The Kingdom of the Shades”)
The Chairman Dances—Quartet for Two (originated)
The Little Mermaid (Wedding Guests and The Sea)
Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
Diving Into the Lilacs (excerpt)
The Rite of Spring
Chamber Symphony in Shostakovich Trilogy
Fancy Free (Red Bag Girl)
Ghost in the Machine
Bound To (opening pas de deux)
Cinderella (Stepsister Clementine, Spring corps, Autumn corps, and Courtiers)
Dance of Dreams (Dir. Benjamin Millepied, 2020) (Principal – Pas de deux)
- Performed in Farewell: Sarah Van Patten, Wooden Dimes, 2022.
- Performed in Starry Nights at Stanford Live, Serenade and The Fifth Season, 2021.
- Performed at Gala de Estrellas de la Danza in Menorca, Spain, in 2015.
What's your biggest challenge as a dancer? Why?
Time. This is such a beautiful but short career.
What has been your proudest moment as a dancer? Why?
Joining the Company and getting these amazing opportunities. Having a work made on me and dancing lead roles.
What can always make you laugh?
I always get a kick out of being in a situation where I shouldn't be laughing.
When you have downtime from productions, what do you do to relax?
I enjoy rock climbing, going to the movies, & going to farmer markets. Sometimes getting out of the city is nice too!
What are some of your favorite roles or ballets you've danced while at SF Ballet?
Lambarena, Fancy Free, Rubies, Glass Pieces, Gitana Woman, Bjork, Ibsen’s House, Clementine in Cinderella, Finger Fairy in Sleeping Beauty, Harlots in R&J, Hermia in Midsummer Night’s Dream …. Sorry I love them all!