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Katherine Barkman

Soloist at the San Francisco Ballet

  • 1 hour
  • 120 Euro
  • Online Class

Mentor Profile

Location ‣ San Francisco, California Style ‣ Classical, Variations Coaching Level ‣ Advanced/Professional Language ‣ English Repertoire ‣ Odette/Odile (Swan Lake) ‣ Kitri (Don Quixote) ‣ Giselle (Giselle) ‣ Aurora, Diamond Fairy (Sleeping Beauty) ‣ Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Dew Drop (The Nutcracker) ‣ Medora, Gulnare (Le Corsaire) ‣ Juliet (Romeo and Juliet) ‣ Nikiya (La Bayadere) ‣ Swanilda (Coppelia) Awards ‣ Silver Medal, Senior Women's Division - Varna International Ballet Competition (Bulgaria, 2018) ‣ Silver Medal, Senior Women's Division - USA International Ballet Competition (USA, 2018) ‣ Grand Prix Cup (Overall) & Silver Medal, Pas de Deux Division - Asian Grand Prix (Hong Kong, 2015) ‣ Gold Medal, Senior Women’s Classical Division - Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition (USA, 2015) ‣ Gold Medal, Senior Women’s Classical Division & Bronze Medal, Senior Women’s Contemporary - TANZOLYMP Festival (Germany, 2015) ‣ Bronze Medal, Senior Women’s Classical Division - International Dance Competition of Spoleto (Italy, 2015) Biography Katherine Barkman is an American ballerina who is currently a soloist with the San Francisco Ballet. Previous to her current appointment, Katherine spent four seasons dancing principal roles with The Washington Ballet and three years as principal dancer of Ballet Manila. Originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, she moved to the Philippines in 2015 to begin her professional career as a principal dancer with Ballet Manila, one of the most eminent classical ballet companies in Asia. At 18, she was the youngest artist to assume this position with the company. Since then, Barkman has debuted in classical roles of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Kitri in Don Quixote, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Swanilda in Coppelia, as well as the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Snow Queen in The Nutcracker. She has also performed the principal lead in popular masterpieces such as Grand Pas Classique, The Dying Swan, Paquita, Raymonda, Esmeralda, Satanella, Balanchine’s Tarantella and Allegro Brilliante, as well as Sir Frederick Ashton’s Birthday Offering and Meditation on Thais. As an international guest principal, Barkman has performed in festivals, galas, and full-length productions in Russia, Latvia, Australia, Canada, Spain, Argentina, Paraguay, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and in major cities across the United States.


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