Meet the Artist: Principal Dancer Frances Chung

Meet the Artist: Principal Dancer Frances Chung

On Performing Odette and Odile

Frances Chung, who performs the iconic role of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake for the first time this season, discusses the principal parts that have led her to this point in her career. She describes her preparation for this role, including studying portrayals of past ballerinas, the coaching she has received, and even the time she spent in the corps absorbing the essence of the story.

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Helgi Tomasson’s Swan Lake was part of SF Ballet’s 2022 Repertory Season. It was performed in Program 7, from April 29–May 8, 2022.

Header Image: San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson’s Swan Lake // © Erik Tomasson