Meet the Artist: Principal Dancer Mathilde Froustey
On Dancing Balanchine and Working with Ratmansky
Principal Dancer Mathilde Froustey, in her third season with the Company, discusses learning and dancing George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations and the challenges of Balanchine in general; her role in Alexei Ratmansky’s Seven Sonatas and what she has learned from working with him; and her upcoming debut as Tatiana in John Cranko’s Onegin. Audience questions touch on her training and the differences in dancing story ballets versus abstract works.
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Header Image: San Francisco Ballet in Ratmansky’s Seven Sonatas // © Erik Tomasson