SF Ballet Principal dancers Katherine Barkman and Esteban Hernandez in rehearsal Haffner Serenade


Photos Courtesy S.F. Ballet

SAN FRANCISCO, CA-- In Celebration of WORLD BALLET DAY (November 2) San Francisco Ballet (SF Ballet) will release 80 minutes of never before seen footage documenting the 2023 Season, rehearsals, and artist's interviews on its YouTube and Facebook pages, and at

More than 100 companies around the globe, united by hash tag #worldballetday, will participate in World Ballet Day; it is now in its ninth year. SF Ballet last participated in World Ballet Day in 2017, garnering nearly 1000, 000 views from viewers worldwide.
And this time, from the SF Ballet's 2022 World Ballet Day stream, the viewers will be able to see, the SF Ballet Principal dancers Katherine Barkman and Esteban Hernandez dancing in Haffner Serenade.

Images from Future Paper

The SF Ballet's World Ballet Day stream will include the following footage:

  • An introduction from incoming SF Ballet Artistic Director Tamara Rojo and Executive Director Danielle St. Germain
  • Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella and Helgi Thomasson's Giselle in rehearsal with the choreographers.
  • Interviews with next@90 festival choreographers Danielle Rowe and Robert Garland, and costume designer Emma Kingsbury.
  • Footage from next@90 festival ballets.

Also streamed will be The Dana Genshaft's Future Paper a dance film, featuring SF Ballet's School Trainees with an introduction by SF Ballet School Director Patrick Armand.

Images from Danielle Rowes Next@90 Ballet MADCAP

World Ballet Day will begin on November 2 at 8 am PDT, and the footage will be available online for the next 30 days.
ONLINE: it will be: at YouTube, Facebook, and SF Ballet's website and Worldwide via #worldballetday.

World Ballet Day 2022 | San Francisco Ballet