SAN FRANCISCO BALLET SCHOOL 2019 1st Annual Spring Festival (formerly Student Showcase)
Be in the house when the curtain comes up on the next generation of dancers. The evening raises funds essential for the support of the scholarship and financial aid programs of San Francisco Ballet School. Ticketsare available NOW online for performances onWednesday May 22nd (6pm), Thursday May 23rd and Friday May 24th (7:30pm). Angela will perform on all three evenings as a member of the Upper Level Student Performers in the S.F. Ballet School Demonstrations and in the D'isoline Ballet's 9 Women, specially choreographed on them by Helgi Tomasson, S.F. Ballet Artistic Director. Move quickly before all tickets sell out. Check out the 2018HIGHLIGHTS hereand locate your tickets here.
Big Congratulations to Angela as she is named as the David Palmer Scholar Student of the Year 2018-2019 (made possible by Carol Emory and the Wingate Foundation).
Carol Emory and John Wingate inaugurated their San Francisco Ballet School scholarship support in the year that David Palmer retired from his role as principal dancer at San Francisco Ballet, and thus named the scholarship in his honor. Mr. Wingate has since passed away, but his son, Todd Wingate, continues to fund the scholarship as part of his father's generous legacy through the Wingate Foundation.
Thank you to San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet Foundation and Carol Emory, Todd Wingate and the Wingate Foundation!
San Francisco NutcrackerBallet 2019
The story of the Nutcracker is best told year after year on the stage of the War Memorial Opera House as danced by the San Francisco Ballet Company for the past 74 years. This year will be no diﬀerent, with one exception. Our young ballerina Miss Angela Watson has hung up her Princess Clara tiara and her Dragonﬂy wings after dancing the lead role of Clara for 2 consecutive seasons (the one and only African-American to do so in the 74 year history of the S.F. Ballet Nutcracker - historical!) and she has now moved on to train as an Advanced Women’s Preprofessional. However, while you may not have had the pleasure of her performance on stage last season, this year marks the 75th Annual S.F.Nutcracker Season, and you might chance a glance of her in a character role such as a small Snow Flake or Flower from the Land of Dreams when you purchase your tickets to this long time Holiday Tradition, the most exquisite in the Nation. ExploreNutcracker and the upcoming schedule of performances and exciting activities of this specialHoliday Tradition and 75th Year Celebration, opening December 11-29, 2019 (GroupTix):
Above Angela dances in the Leading Character Role ofClara for the 2nd consecutive season in the 2017 S.F.NutcrackerBallet. For the 2018 S.F. NutcrackerBalletSeason Angela made several "Character Appearances" as a Snowflake, Flower and French Girl.
More showtime details to follow soon. Tickets go on sale to the general public on September 17, 2019.
NOLA’s Royal Family of Music, The Batistes & Damon Batiste’s NOSACONN are center stage as CELEBRATE AFRICA WEEK “ESSENCE OF AFRICA NOLA EDITION gets underway at the Louisiana Jazz Museum focused on tourism, arts, culture and bilateral trade during the Essence of Culture Festival in New Orleans.