Dores André


(designer, dancer)

Dores André trained at Estudio de Danza de Maria Avila and joined San Francisco Ballet in 2004, where she was promoted to soloist in 2012 and principal dancer in 2015. Dores André created roles in Forsythe’s “Pas/Parts 2016”, Jenkins’ “Thread”, Peck’s “In the Countenance of Kings”, Scarlett’s “Fearful Symmetries”, and Thatcher’s “Manifesto”. Among her major roles are Myrtha in Tomasson’s “Giselle”; Grand Pas de Deux Ballerina and Sugar Plum Fairy in Tomasson’s “The Nutcracker”; Mercedes in Tomasson/Possokhov’s “Don Quixote”; Juliet in Tomasson’s “Romeo & Juliet”; Swanilda in Balanchine’s “Coppélia”; Olga in Cranko’s “Onegin”; and Cinderella and Stepsister Clementine in Wheeldon’s “Cinderella”.

Dores has danced featured or principal roles in Tomasson’s “7 for Eight”, “Criss-Cross”, “The Fifth Season”, “Haffner Symphony”, “The Sleeping Beauty”, “Swan Lake”, and “Trio”; Balanchine’s “Agon”, “Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet”, “Divertimento No. 15”, “Emeralds”, “Scotch Symphony”, and “Serenade”; Caniparoli’s “Ibsen’s House” and “Lambarena”; Fokine’s “Petrouchka”; Forsythe’s “The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude”; Neumeier’s “The Little Mermaid”; Lifar’s “Suite en Blanc”; Possokhov’s “Classical Symphony”, “Firebird”, “Fusion”, “Magrittomania”, “The Rite of Spring”, and “Swimmer”; Ratmansky’s “Shostakovich Trilogy”; Robbins’ “Dances at a Gathering”, “Glass Pieces”, “In the Night”, and “West Side Story Suite”; and Wheeldon’s “Carousel (A Dance)”, “Ghosts”, “Rush”, and “Within the Golden Hour”. Her repertory includes ballets by Bintley, Elo, Kudelka, Liang, McGregor, and Morris, among others.


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