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Principals

Joseph Walsh

JOHN AND BARBARA OSTERWEIS PRINCIPAL DANCER

Joseph Walsh

Biography

  • Social Media

    @josephwalshsf

  • Born

    Doylestown, Pennsylvania

  • Training

    Houston Ballet II
    Walnut Hill School for the Arts
    Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy
    American Ballet Theatre (summer program)
    Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (summer program)
    Chautauqua School of Dance (summer program)
    Kaatsbaan International Dance Center (summer program)
    Stiefel and Students (summer program)

  • San Francisco Ballet

    Joined the Company as a soloist in 2014
    Promoted to principal dancer in 2014
    Appointed John and Barbara Osterweis Principal Dancer in 2017

  • Other Companies

    Houston Ballet

Q&A

What inspired you to keep dancing during the COVID-19 lockdown?

The need for art to persist through it all.

When you have downtime from productions, what do you do to relax?

Hike, swim, and play with baby Cy.