New company members for San Francisco Ballet’s 2011 season has been announced!Â Artem Yachmennikov will be joining as a principal dancer, previously from the Mariinsky Theatre Ballet, Het Nationale Ballet, and the Bolshoi Ballet. Vito Mazzeo will join as a soloist, previously from the Royal Ballet and the Teatro dellâ€™Opera. The new corps members areÂ Daniel Baker (previously a soloist at the Miami City Ballet), Nicole Ciapponi, Koto Ishihara, Elena Kazakova, Dustin Shane,Â Sebastian Vinet,Â Lonnie Weeks, and SF Ballet apprenticesÂ Kimberly Braylock, Myles Thatcher,Â and Sylvie Volosov.
Congratulations! It’ll be exciting to see how the newly hired soloists will perform, as well as seeing the familiar faces of previous SF Ballet students and apprentices (apprenticii?) who graced the audience last year in vivid, lasting moments onstage. Check out the new roster, here.