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Artistic Staff

Tina LeBlanc

Rehearsal Director

Biography

  • Born

    Erie, Pennsylvania.

  • Training

    Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

  • Company Membership

    Joined as a Principal Dancer in 1992
    Joined SF Ballet School Faculty in 2009
    Appointed as Rehearsal Director in 2019

Growing up in Delaware and Pennsylvania, Tina LeBlanc began her dance training with Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and Joffrey II. She then became a principal dancer of San Francisco Ballet in 1992. At the company, she danced full-length classics such as Helgi Tomasson’s Giselle, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Romeo & Juliet, Nutcracker, Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote, and performed works by George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, Jerome Robbins, William Forsythe, Fredrick Ashton, and Lar Lubovitch.

LeBlanc created roles in works by high-profile choreographers, including David Bintley, Mark Morris, Stanton Welch, Julia Adam, and Christopher Wheeldon, and Jiří Kylián.

LeBlanc began participating in Lucy Gray’s long-term photography project in 1999, along with fellow San Francisco Ballet colleagues Katita Waldo and Kristen Long. It took fourteen years to complete the project, and the photos were published in 2015 in Balancing Acts: Three Prima Ballerinas Becoming Mothers.

Throughout her career, she has received two Princess Grace Awards and two Isadora Duncan Dance Awards. This is where, along with Waldo, Long, Roman Rykine and Gennadi Nedvigin, she won for her performance in Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude.

In 2009, LeBlanc retired from SF Ballet and joined the faculty of the SF Ballet School, leaving to become a Rehearsal Director for SF Ballet in 2019. In 1988, she married her husband, and they have two sons.