Max Cauthorn

Max Cauthorn


  • Born

    Tucson, Arizona

  • Training

    San Francisco Ballet School
    San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program, 2011–2013

  • San Francisco Ballet

    Named an apprentice in 2013
    Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2014
    Promoted to soloist in March 2017
    Promoted to principal dancer in 2020


What has been your proudest moment as a dancer? Why?

My proudest moment as a dancer was watching Borderlands by Wayne McGregor. I had been helping a friend with her part in it and to see her progress, and her ability to bring a real emotional connection to an abstract piece, was very moving for me.

What's your perfect day?

A day working on challenging material with friends in the studio sounds pretty good.

If I weren't a dancer, I'd be...

A psychologist or physical therapist.