Katherine Barkman Joins as Soloist
Effective July 1, 2021

San Francisco Ballet (SF Ballet) today announced details of its 2023 Season roster, including the appointment of Katherine Barkman as Soloist, effective July 1. The roster also includes the previously announced appointment of Isaac Hernández as Principal Dancer, and the promotions of seven SF Ballet School alumni to the Corps de Ballet.

A native of Philadelphia, Katherine Barkman is currently a principal dancer at The Washington Ballet, following three years as a principal dancer at Ballet Manila. Her roles have included Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Kitri in Don Quixote, Giselle in Giselle, and Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty (“a jewel of a ballerina, with her pure, effortless technique and easy charm,” wrote The Washington Post). Barkman’s repertory also includes neoclassical ballets by George Balanchine and Sir Frederic Ashton, and contemporary works by Annabelle Lopez-Ochoa and Dana Genshaft. Barkman’s full biography can be found here.

Isaac Hernández was recently appointed Principal Dancer at San Francisco Ballet after previously dancing in the Company’s corps de ballet and as a soloist in 2010. Hernández has danced with ABT II and as a principal with the Dutch National Ballet and English National Ballet, and has guested at Paris Opera, Teatro Colón, Rome Opera, and Mariinsky Theatre.

Following the upcoming August 5–6 performances at Stanford Live and Nutcracker in December, SF Ballet’s 2023 Season opens January 20, 2023 with next@90, a new works festival featuring nine world premieres and celebrating the Company’s 90th Repertory Season, featuring the work of choreographers Nicolas Blanc, Bridget Breiner, Robert Garland, Benjamin Millepied, Yuka Oishi, Yuri Possokhov, Jamar Roberts, Danielle Rowe, and Claudia Schreier. More details will be announced this fall.

Appointments/Level
Isaac Hernández/Principal (previously announced)
Katherine Barkman/Soloist

Promotions/Level (previously announced)
Juliana Bellissimo/Corps de Ballet
Andris Kundzins/Corps de Ballet
Nicole Moyer/Corps de Ballet
Pemberley Ann Olson/Corps de Ballet
João Da Silva/Corps de Ballet
Jamie Adele Stephens/Corps de Ballet
Alexis Valdes/Corps de Ballet

New Apprentices/Training (previously announced)
Jihyun Choi/San Francisco Ballet School
Seojeong Yun/San Francisco Ballet School
Benjamin Davidoff/San Francisco Ballet School
Parker Garrison/San Francisco Ballet School
Angela Watson/San Francisco Ballet School
Jasper True Stanford/San Francisco Ballet School

SAN FRANCISCO BALLET 2023 REPERTORY SEASON
ARTISTS OF THE COMPANY  

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Tamara Rojo

PRINCIPAL DANCERS 
Dores André
Max Cauthorn
Frances Chung
Sasha De Sola
Nikisha Fogo
Mathilde Froustey
Angelo Greco
Tiit Helimets
Esteban Hernández
Isaac Hernández
Luke Ingham
Misa Kuranaga
Wona Park
Aaron Robison
Jennifer Stahl
Yuan Yuan Tan
Joseph Walsh
Wei Wang
WanTing Zhao

PRINCIPAL CHARACTER DANCERS
Ricardo Bustamante
Val Caniparoli
Anita Paciotti 

SOLOISTS
Katherine Barkman
Cavan Conley
Diego Cruz
Daniel Deivison-Oliveira
Isabella DeVivo
Lucas Erni
Ellen Rose Hummel
Jasmine Jimison
Norika Matsuyama
Steven Morse
Sasha Mukhamedov
Elizabeth Powell
Julia Rowe
Henry Sidford
Myles Thatcher
Lonnie Weeks
Hansuke Yamamoto

CORPS DE BALLET
Kamryn Baldwin
Juliana Bellissimo
Sean Bennett
Ludmila Bizalion
Samantha Bristow
Olivia Brothers
Thamires Chuvas
Rubén Cítores
Estéban Cuadrado
João Da Silva
Luca Ferrò
Gabriela Gonzalez
Lleyton Ho
Anatalia Hordov
Blake Johnston
Andris Kundzins
SunMin Lee
Elizabeth Mateer
Carmela Mayo
Swane Messaoudi
Nicole Moyer
Davide Occhipinti
Pemberley Ann Olson
Lauren Parrott
Joshua Jack Price
Leili Rackow
Nathaniel Remez
Alexander Reneff-Olson
Jacob Seltzer
Natasha Sheehan
John-Paul Simoens
Tyla Steinbach
Jamie Adele Stephens
Alexis Valdes
Mingxuan Wang
Maggie Weirich
Adrian Zeisel

APPRENTICES
Jihyun Choi
Benjamin Davidoff
Parker Garrison
Jasper True Stanford
Angela Watson
Seojeong Yun