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San Franciso Ballet Announces 2021-2022 Company Roster

SAN FRANCISCO BALLET ANNOUNCES COMPANY ROSTER FOR 2022 SEASON   

In the midst of a pandemic, San Francisco Ballet takes on more dancers including Olivia Brothers!

Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson promotes Jasmine Jimison to Soloist and Olivia Brothers to the corps de ballet, effective July 1, 2021 

SAN FRANCISCO, March 22, 2021—San Francisco Ballet (SF Ballet) announces two promotions and the appointment of four apprentices for the 2022 Season. Effective July 1, SF Ballet corps de ballet member Jasmine Jimison is promoted to Soloist and apprentice Olivia Brothers is promoted to the corps de ballet. Both dancers received training at SF Ballet School; nearly 70 percent of SF Ballet’s current dancers are SF Ballet School alumni. 

“I am pleased to announce the promotion of Jasmine Jimison to Soloist and Olivia Brothers to the corps de ballet. Jasmine is an immensely talented and dedicated young dancer who excels in her roles on stage and, this year, on the screen in Myles Thatcher’s COLORFORMS,” says Helgi Tomasson. “Olivia is a fresh talent who proved this year she is ready to join the corps de ballet. What I am most grateful for in this difficult year is that we’ve kept our entire company of dancers working, and that I was able to offer four apprentice positions to students from San Francisco Ballet School’s Trainee Program. The pandemic has been so difficult for dancers everywhere, but especially those dancers just beginning their careers after years of hard work. I am proud of these dancers and look forward to working with them in the 2022 Season.” 

Jasmine Jimison, called a “breakout talent” (San Francisco Chronicle) for her role in Myles Thatcher’s COLORFORMS in the 2021 Digital Season, joined SF Ballet as an apprentice in 2018 and became a member of the corps de ballet in 2019. As a corps de ballet member, Jimison performed a principal role in Liam Scarlett’s Hummingbird during the Company’s tour to Sadler’s Wells in 2019. As an apprentice, she performed the Bluebird pas de deux, partnered by Principal Dancer Esteban Hernandez, and the Fairy of Playfulness in Tomasson’s The Sleeping Beauty, and Cupid in Tomasson and Yuri Possokhov’s Don Quixote. A native of Palo Alto, Jimison joined SF Ballet School as a Level 5 student in 2014. She advanced to Trainee in 2017, and performed the principal pas de deux in Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes during the School’s 2018 Student Showcase. Pointe magazine named Jimison one of 2019’s Stars of the Corps. 

David King and Olivia Brothers, photo by Jolee Photography.

Olivia Brothers is promoted to the corps de ballet after joining the Company as an apprentice for the 2021 Season. As an SF Ballet School Trainee, Brothers performed as one of the Butterflies in the Student Matinee performance of Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2020, and in Don Quixote (Dryad) and The Sleeping Beauty (Nymph) in 2019. She has also performed Snow and Flowers in Tomasson’s Nutcracker. A native of Palos Verdes Estates, California, Brothers won first place at Youth America Grand Prix San Francisco in 2017 as a member of the Marat Daukayev School, after which she joined SF Ballet School as a Level 7 student, moving to Level 8 in 2018, and joining the Trainee Program in 2019.  

Promotions/Level  
Jasmine Jimison/Soloist
Olivia Brothers/Corps de Ballet

New Apprentices  
Four SF Ballet School Trainees have been named apprentices for the 2022 Season: Teague ApplegateJuliana BellissimoNicole Moyer, and Jamie Adele Stephens. As apprentices, dancers will take Company class and perform corps de ballet roles in SF Ballet productions.   

New Apprentices/Training   
Teague Applegate/San Francisco Ballet School 
Juliana Bellissimo/San Francisco Ballet School 
Nicole Moyer/San Francisco Ballet School
Jamie Adele Stephens/San Francisco Ballet School 
 

SAN FRANCISCO BALLET 2022 REPERTORY SEASON 
ARTISTS OF THE COMPANY   

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & PRINCIPAL CHOREOGRAPHER 
Helgi Tomasson 
 
PRINCIPAL DANCERS 

Dores André 
Ulrik Birkkjaer 
Max Cauthorn 
Frances Chung 
Sasha De Sola 
Nikisha Fogo 
Benjamin Freemantle 
Mathilde Froustey  
Angelo Greco 
Tiit Helimets 
Esteban Hernandez 
Luke Ingham 
Julian MacKay
Misa Kuranaga 
Wona Park   
Aaron Robison 
Jennifer Stahl  
Yuan Yuan Tan 
Sarah Van Patten 
Joseph Walsh 
Wei Wang 
WanTing Zhao 

PRINCIPAL CHARACTER DANCERS 

Ricardo Bustamante Val Caniparoli Anita Paciotti 

SOLOISTS 

Cavan Conley 
Diego Cruz 
Daniel Deivison-Oliveira 
Isabella DeVivo 
Lucas Erni 
Ellen Rose Hummel 
Jasmine Jimison
Madison Keesler 
Steven Morse 
Sasha Mukhamedov  
Elizabeth Powell  
Julia Rowe 
Henry Sidford 
Myles Thatcher 
Lonnie Weeks 
Hansuke Yamamoto  

CORPS DE BALLET 

Kamryn Baldwin 
Sean Bennett 
Ludmila Bizalion 
Samantha Bristow 
Olivia Brothers
Thamires Chuvas 
Rubén Cítores 
Estéban Cuadrado 
Megan Amanda Ehrlich 
Luca Ferrò 
Max Föllmer
Gabriela Gonzalez 
Lleyton Ho 
Anatalia Hordov  
Blake Johnston 
SunMin Lee 
Elizabeth Mateer 
Norika Matsuyama 
Carmela Mayo 
Swane Messaoudi 
Davide Occhipinti  
Lauren Parrott 
Joshua Jack Price 
Leili Rackow 
Nathaniel Remez  
Alexander Reneff-Olson 
Jacob Seltzer 
Natasha Sheehan
John-Paul Simoens 
Tyla Steinbach 
Bianca Teixeira 
Mingxuan Wang 
Joseph Warton 
Maggie Weirich  
Adrian Zeisel 

APPRENTICES 

Alexis Aiudi 
Teague Applegate
Juliana Bellissimo
Andris Kundzins 
Nicole Moyer
Pemberley Ann Olson 
Jamie Adele Stephens
Alexis Valdes 

BALLET MASTERS & ASSISTANTS TO THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR 
Ricardo Bustamante 
Felipe Diaz 
 
BALLET MASTERS 
Tina LeBlanc 
Anita Paciotti 
Katita Waldo 
 
COMPANY TEACHERS 
Helgi Tomasson 
Patrick Armand 
Ricardo Bustamante 
Felipe Diaz 
Tina LeBlanc 

CHOREOGRAPHER IN RESIDENCE 
Yuri Possokhov 

MUSIC DIRECTOR AND PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR 
Martin West