Welcome Newbies!

For those in books or ballet, the new year never really begins January 1st. Indeed, New Year’s Eve feels more like an encore finale or cast party after San Diego Ballet’s (outrageously successful) Nutcracker run. We celebrate our holidays quickly, leaping back into rehearsal before too long. Why? Because (there’s no rest for the wicked, and) the end of the calendar year is actually the very middle of our dancing season. (Ballet not playing by the rules? Artists dancing to a different tune, or time? Typical. We’ll sleep when we’re dead.)

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How to Stretch: Yes, I mean you.

First year company member and San Diego native Steffi Carter shares her tips on stretching. For the dancer or the patron alike, she sheds light on what stretching is all about. Check her out along with all the amazing San Diego Ballet dancers in Don Juan next Friday and Sunday. Don’t miss the Gala in Saturday either. A full weekend with SDB, doesn’t get much better than that!

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Goal Setting for Professional Dancers

As we vamp up for our next production of Don Juan at the Lyceum Theater on February 21st and 23rd, we welcome guest blogger and company member Zoe Marinello-Kohn to share her thoughts on goal setting and character development. See the artistic process from the dancers perspective:

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Being Part of Something Beautiful

“My name is Ruben Martinez and I am a trainee with San Diego Ballet. The company recently performed for Chula Vista High School where I graduated in 2007. The students were given the chance to view us taking class on stage and a Q&A after. I was asked a few questions, one of those was the ever so popular “how long have you been dancing?”

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