(121) Frances Chung, Principal with San Francisco Ballet

Posted by on 01.07.2019

Today we are returning to our time at San Francisco Ballet last April for the company’s Unbound Festival.  This week we talk with Frances Chung, Principal Dancer with San Francisco Ballet. Frances was born in Vancouver, Canada and received her training at Goh Ballet Academy.   She joined San Francisco Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2001 and was promoted to principal dancer in 2009.  Frances has danced countless major roles in the company’s vast repertoire as she worked her way through the ranks.  Frances received the Isadora Duncan Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Individual Performance for the 2013 Repertory Season and the silver medal at the 2000 Adeline Genée Awards.  Today we talk with Frances about her training, how she became a bunhead later in life, some of the most challenging ballets she has danced, and about the company’s Unbound, a festival of new works.  

This episode is brought to you by Yumiko and San Francisco Ballet.

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