San Francisco Ballet has announced promotions and two principal dancer hires, as David Wiegand reports in the Chronicle:

“Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson has promoted Frances Chung, Moises Martin and Hansuke Yamamoto from the corps de ballet to soloists.

Andrea McGinnis, Shannon Roberts, Lily Rogers and Danielle Santos have been promoted from apprentice positions to the corps. In addition, Tomasson has hired two new principal dancers, Tiit Helimets and Davit Karapetyan. Helimets is a native of Estonia who comes to SFB from the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Karapetyan is a native of Yerevan, Armenia, and comes to San Francisco from the Zurich Ballet.”

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