America’s Oldest Ballet Company Turns 70

“San Francisco Ballet this year marks its 70th anniversary, which makes it this country’s oldest professional ballet company. The great tradition of American ballet today boasts not only the American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet, but also vital and unique major companies from Boston to Miami, from Houston to Seattle. San Francisco Ballet paved the way, and, 70 years on, it is still a major force in American culture.”