SF Ballet Nutcracker dates and reviews

Photo by Erik Tomasson

I'll be performing in San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker on the following dates:

Friday December 9th (Opening Night), 7pm - Grand Pas de Deux (with Gennadi Nedvigin)

Saturday December 10th, 7pm - Snow Queen (with Gennadi Nedvigin)

Tuesday December 13th, 7pm - Snow Queen (with Gennadi Nedvigin)

Thursday December 15th, 2pm - Grand Pas de Deux (with Joan Boada)

Saturday December 17th, 7pm - Snow Queen (with Pascal Molat)

Tuesday December 20th, 2pm - Grand Pas de Deux (with Gennadi Nedvigin)

Wednesday December 21st, 7pm - Snow Queen (with Pascal Molat)

Saturday December 24th, 11am - Grand Pas de Deux (with Joan Boada)

Tuesday December 27th, 7pm - Grand Pas de Deux (with Gennadi Nedvigin)



"The pinnacle of the evening, as it should be, was the grand pas de deux essayed by Maria Kochetkova and Gennadi Nedvigin... Kochetkova, for her part, is both exquisitely refined and remarkably believable as a recently transformed woman-child dancing with wonderment in her eyes." San Francisco Chronicle

"The evening closed with an immaculate performance of the Grand Pas by Maria Kochetkova, the tiny, Russian-born, Bolshoi-trained great-hearted ballerina who came to SF several years back and has made herself a star here in record time. Her variation ends with a diagonal line of sharp-cut steps that sprang to pointe and streaked back upstage like diamonds in a bracelet." Bay Area Reporter

"What sets Kochetkova apart, though, is her interpretation of the solo variation. She hears the Russian folk tunes inherent in the music, picking out the delicate rhythms and channeling her inner Tsar Maiden. A pure delight." California Literary Review