Just saw this posted on the SF Ballet Website:
Four dancers were promoted:
Ruben Martin to Principal Dancer
Garrett Anderson to Soloist
Jaime Garcia Castilla to Soloist
Rory Hohenstein to Soloist
Apprentices Anthony Spaulding and Jennifer Stahl are now members of the corps de ballet.
Additionally, there are 7 new dancers - one principal and six corps de ballet. The new principal is Molly Smolen - also known as Mrs. Tiit Helimets.
I reviewed the website and a program from last season to determine who's gone. In addition to the dancers who retired this year (Yuri Possokhov, Stephen Legate, Peter Brandenhoff, Megan Low, Amanda Schull), the following dancers are gone: Claire Pascal, Sergio Torrado, and Clara Blanco. BTW, Yuri is still listed under the principals, but since he is performing in New York this makes sense.
I'm surprised to see Claire gone after one season, but I am looking forward to seeing Molly. I'm happy with the promotions, but I expected a woman to be promoted as well. Congratulations to everyone and I can't wait for next season!!!
Also looking forward to reports of the Lincoln Center performances.