A Profile of Mathilde Froustey, Principal Dancer With San Francisco Ballet

by Sean Martinfield | See: All, By Sean, Sean's Reviews and Interviews, The Pink Section

Mathilde joined San Francisco Ballet as a principal dancer in 2013. Prior to that her career was centered totally at Paris Opéra Ballet where (as a soloist) she appeared in leading roles, including “Kitri” in Don Quichotte. Helgi Tomasson saw her in this production in 2006. I saw her first at the War Memorial in the title role of Tomasson’s Giselle. There was a story going around that Paris Opéra would not hire her as a principal soloist. Following her mesmerizing interpretation in Act One, I couldn’t help thinking – to hell with Paris Opéra Ballet, stay here in The City.

Mathilde Froustey (as Giselle). Photo, Erik Tomasson

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Mathilde Froustey appears as Tatiana in John Cranko’s Onegin on Saturday, 5/7 at 2:00 and Sunday, 5/8 at 2:00. Click here to purchase tickets on-line.

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