Seeds of the Homegrown Ballet

Company member and choreographer Matt Carney shares insights into his new ballet that premieres this November.

For the past five years the Company dancers of SDB have been self-producing a show called Dance Gallery to highlight the choreography of the dancers and teachers of the SD School of Ballet. It started in the SDB studio by a few of us wanting to explore our choreographic chops. It was very grassroots and started with a few key questions. Know where we can get chairs? How about lights? Anyone have a camera for a photo shoot? And of course, who wants to choreograph?

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A New Beginning for Noriko

The 2016-2017 season was my last as a professional dancer. I have a new role this season as the Assistant to the Directors. I am excited to be back with my new job title and reaching out to the world with a different point of view.

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My Very Last Stage

By Noriko Zaragoza

This is my final blog post as a professional ballet dancer.

I am about to finish my professional dance career in 3 weeks, and I’m very happy about the decision I made. This season I had the chance work very close with my Director, Javier Velasco, and I leaned so much. He gave me a very clear guide on what it takes to become a Ballet Mistress and when I was slightly lost he always showed me the right way. It wasn’t easy for me to do and sometimes I needed to follow through on some very difficult decisions even though I felt slightly uncomfortable.

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