The Clara panel at the Exploring Nutcracker seminar // © Brandon Patoc




Become an expert yourself during intensive classes that bring you deeper into the selected work and let you hear from the dancers and artists themselves.

SF Ballet is known for its simultaneous mastery of the classics and of innovative new work. This year become an expert yourself at Exploring Ballet. These classes bring you into the histories and interpretations of the selected works, as well as let you hear from the dancers and artists who bring them to life.

  • Session 1: Robbins’ In the Night
    • Interview with SF Ballet Principal Dancer Tiit Helimets
    • Hear a talk by Director of Education & Training Jennie Scholick, Ph.D.
  • Session 2: Exploring Don Quixote
    • Interview with SF Ballet Principal Dancer Sasha De Sola
    • Hear from Stage Manager Jane Green
    • History lecture by Dance Educator Mary Wood
  • Session 3: Exploring La Sylphide
    • Hear from SF Ballet Principal Dancer Ulrik Birkkjaer
    • Presentation by Dance Educator Claire Sheridan
    • Experiential lesson with San Francisco Ballet School Faculty Member Larissa Ponomarenko


Dates & Times:

  • January 31 at 6:00 pm: Exploring In the Night
  • February 27 at 5:00 pm: Exploring Don Quixote
  • March 12 at 4:00 pm: Exploring La Sylphide

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: General Admission $30

Classes go off sale at 10 am the morning of the event and Zoom links will be sent shortly thereafter.

SF Ballet's audience engagement classes are sponsored by the San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary, a philanthropic group of women that works tirelessly to support SF Ballet through volunteering, enhancing visibility, promoting community support, and assisting in fundraising. To learn more, visit Auxiliary.