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JENNIFER STAHL

PRINCIPAL DANCER
SAN FRANCISCO BALLET
BORN
Dana Point, California
TRAINING
Maria Lazar’s Classical Ballet Academy
San Francisco Ballet School
COMPANY MEMBERSHIP
Named an apprentice in 2005
Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2006
Promoted to soloist in 2013
Promoted to principal dancer in 2017

Jennifer Stahl created roles in Forsythe’s Pas/Parts 2016, McIntyre’s Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem,Morris’ Joyride, Peck’s In the Countenance of Kings, Possokhov’s The Rite of Spring, Rhoden’s LET’S BEGIN AT THE END, Thatcher’s Manifesto, Welch’s Bespoke, and Wheeldon’s Bound To. She has performed principal or featured roles in Tomasson’s Giselle (Myrtha), Nutcracker (Queen of the Snow, Sugar Plum Fairy, Grand Pas de Deux Ballerina), Romeo & Juliet (Lady Capulet), The Sleeping Beauty (Lilac Fairy, Fairy of Darkness), and Swan Lake (Swan Maidens, Spanish Princess); Tomasson/Possokhov’s DonQuixote (Mercedes); Balanchine’s Agon, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, Coppélia, The Four Temperaments, Prodigal Son, Rubies, Serenade, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and Symphony in Three Movements; Bubeníček’s Fragile Vessels; Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House; Millepied’s The Chairman Dances—Quartet for Two; Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid; Nureyev’s Raymonda—Act III; Possokhov’s Firebird, Magrittomania,and Swimmer; Ratmansky’s From Foreign Lands, Russian Seasons, and Shostakovich Trilogy; Robbins’ The Cage, Glass Pieces, and In the Night; Scarlett’s Fearful Symmetries and Frankenstein; and Wheeldon’s Cinderella. 

Also in her repertory are Bintley’s The Dance House; Cranko’s Onegin; Elo’s Double Evil; Forsythe’s in the middle, somewhat elevated and The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude; Liang’s Symphonic Dances; Lifar’s Suite en Blanc; McGregor’s Borderlands; Morris’ Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes; Robbins’ West Side Story Suite; Thatcher’s Ghost in the Machine; and Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour.

Jennifer performed at Orange County Ballet Theater’s Momentum Gala in Laguna Hills, California, in 2017 and 2018. In 2017, she performed on So You Think You Can Dance in Greece.