San Francisco Ballet
San Francisco Ballet, the oldest professional ballet company in America, has emerged as a world-class arts organization since it was founded as the San Francisco Opera Ballet in 1933. Initially, its primary purpose was to train dancers to appear in lavish, full-length opera productions.
Willam Christensen arrived in 1938 and choreographed the Company's first full-length production, Coppélia, the following year. In 1940, he staged the first American full-length production of Swan Lake. On Christmas… Show more
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