Katherine Barkman joins as Soloist, effective July 1, 2022
SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2022—San Francisco Ballet (SF Ballet) today announced details of its 2023 Season roster, including the appointment of Katherine Barkman as Soloist, effective July 1. The roster also includes the previously announced appointment of Isaac Hernández as Principal Dancer, and the promotions of seven SF Ballet School alumni to the Corps de Ballet.
A native of Philadelphia, Katherine Barkman is currently a principal dancer at The Washington Ballet, following three years as a principal dancer at Ballet Manila. Her roles have included Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Kitri in Don Quixote, Giselle in Giselle, and Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty (“a jewel of a ballerina, with her pure, effortless technique and easy charm,” wrote The Washington Post). Barkman’s repertory also includes neoclassical ballets by George Balanchine and Sir Frederic Ashton, and contemporary works by Annabelle Lopez-Ochoa and Dana Genshaft. Barkman’s full biography can be found here.
Isaac Hernández was recently appointed Principal Dancer at San Francisco Ballet after previously dancing in the Company’s corps de ballet and as a soloist in 2010. Hernández has danced with ABT II and as a principal with the Dutch National Ballet and English National Ballet, and has guested at Paris Opera, Teatro Colón, Rome Opera, and Mariinsky Theatre.
Following the upcoming August 5–6 performances at Stanford Live and Nutcracker in December, SF Ballet’s 2023 Season opens January 20, 2023 with next@90, a new works festival featuring nine world premieres and celebrating the Company’s 90th Repertory Season, featuring the work of choreographers Nicolas Blanc, Bridget Breiner, Robert Garland, Benjamin Millepied, Yuka Oishi, Yuri Possokhov, Jamar Roberts, Danielle Rowe, and Claudia Schreier. More details will be announced this fall.
For press images of Katherine Barkman and Isaac Hernández, please visit the online press photos page. Please email SF Ballet public relations staff at firstname.lastname@example.org with requests for biographies or interviews.
Isaac Hernández/Principal (previously announced)
Promotions/Level (previously announced)
Juliana Bellissimo/Corps de Ballet
Andris Kundzins/Corps de Ballet
Nicole Moyer/Corps de Ballet
Pemberley Ann Olson/Corps de Ballet
João Percilio da Silva/Corps de Ballet
Jamie Adele Stephens/Corps de Ballet
Alexis Valdes/Corps de Ballet
New Apprentices/Training (previously announced)
Jihyun Choi/San Francisco Ballet School
Seojeong Yun/San Francisco Ballet School
Benjamin Davidoff/San Francisco Ballet School
Parker Garrison/San Francisco Ballet School
Angela Watson/San Francisco Ballet School
Jasper True Stanford/San Francisco Ballet School
SAN FRANCISCO BALLET 2023 REPERTORY SEASON
ARTISTS OF THE COMPANY
Sasha De Sola
Yuan Yuan Tan
PRINCIPAL CHARACTER DANCERS
Ellen Rose Hummel
CORPS DE BALLET
João Percilio da Silva
Pemberley Ann Olson
Joshua Jack Price
Jamie Adele Stephens
Jasper True Stanford