THIS IS WHERE A CRISIS OR ALERT MESSAGE WOULD DISPLAY ON THE HOME PAGE

+

Principals

Yuan Yuan Tan

RICHARD C. BARKER PRINCIPAL DANCER

Yuan Yuan Tan

Biography

  • Born

    Shanghai, China

  • Training

    Shanghai Dancing School
    John Cranko School

  • San Francisco Ballet

    Joined the Company as a soloist in 1995
    Promoted to principal dancer in 1997
    Appointed Richard C. Barker Principal Dancer in 2012

 

Q&A

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

On tour with SF Ballet in Shanghai and Beijing for my 20th anniversary with the Company. I started my career as a ballet student in Shanghai, so I felt like it had come full circle when I performed again on this momentous occasion, in my home country.

What's your perfect day?

Class, rehearsals, a great performance, and dinner with friends and family to celebrate after the show.

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

A fashion designer.