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ELIZABETH POWELL

SOLOIST
SAN FRANCISCO BALLET

BORN
Boston, Massachusetts

TRAINING
Boston Ballet School
San Francisco Ballet School
San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program

COMPANY MEMBERSHIP
Named an apprentice in 2011
Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2012
Promoted to soloist in 2018

Elizabeth Powell created roles in Bubeníček’s Fragile Vessels; Dawson’s Anima Animus (featured); Marston’s Snowblind; McGregor’s Borderlands; Millepied’s The Chairman Dances—Quartet for Two (1st section corps; she also danced a principal role in the 2nd section); Peck’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming; Pita’s Björk Ballet; Scarlett’s Hummingbird (she also danced a soloist role); and Tomasson’s Caprice. She has performed featured roles in Tomasson’s Giselle (Peasant pas de cinq, Solo Wilis), Haffner Symphony (soloist), Nutcracker (Ballerina Doll, Spanish, Arabian, French), The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Tenderness, Pas de Six/Silver Fairy, White Cat), and Swan Lake (Aristocrats, Swan Maidens, Czardas Princess, Russian Princess); Balanchine’s Coppélia (Swanilda’s Friends, Brides), Diamonds (soloist), Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (demi-soloist), and Symphony in C (demi-soloist, 4th movement and finale); Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House (“Rosmersholm”); and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Stepsister Edwina) and Within the Golden Hour.

Her repertory includes Balanchine’s Agon, Diamonds, The Four Temperaments, Scotch Symphony, Serenade, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and Symphony in Three Movements; Cranko’s Onegin; Lifar’s Suite en Blanc; MacMillan’s Concerto; Makarova’s (after Petipa) “The Kingdom of the Shades” from La Bayadère, Act II; Nureyev’s Raymonda—Act III; Peck’s In the Countenance of Kings; Possokhov’s Classical Symphony, Firebird, and Swimmer; Ratmansky’s Le Carnaval des Animaux and Shostakovich Trilogy; Robbins’ The Cage, Glass Pieces, and Opus 19/The Dreamer; Scarlett’s Frankenstein; Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet, 7 for Eight, Criss-Cross, The Fifth Season, On a Theme of Paganini, and Trio; and Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote.

Elizabeth performed at the Despertares Gala in Mexico City in 2014 and the 2013 Florida Classical Ballet Gala.