RaHir I'm sorry, I meant that SFB has not promoted any of their corps dancers (as far as I can recall). Sorry for the misstatement. Of course you are right about Frances.
True - the last time corps dancers were promoted was at the end of the 2008 season. Dana Genshaft, Pauli Magierek, Garen Scribner, and Anthony Spaulding were all promoted to soloists. It is a bit of a disappointment that no dancers were promoted. Maybe there might be some promotions before the season starts - or even in the middle of the season as when Sarah Van Patten was promoted to Principal Dancer mid-season 2007.
And although it is always inevitable that dancers will leave, I am sad to see Brett Bauer, Julianne Kepley, and Martyn Garside are gone. But very nice that Brett and Julianne have landed spots in Oregon Ballet Theatre and Milwaukee Ballet, respectively.