Ana Sophia Scheller

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ana Sophia Scheller studied at the School of American Ballet and was a longtime principal dancer with New York City Ballet. Before joining San Francisco Ballet as a principal dancer in 2017, she danced principal or featured roles in Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hyppolyta) and George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Sugarplum Fairy, Dewdrop, Marzipan, and Hot Chocolate) and Martins' The Sleeping Beauty (Aurora, Vivacity, Courage, Ruby, and Princess Florine) and Swan Lake (pas de trois and pas de quatre). She created featured roles in Barak's A Simple Symphony, Elo's Slice to Sharp, and Martins' Bal de Couture, and created corps de ballet roles in Bigonzetti's Luce Nascosta, Martins' Chichester Psalms, and Wheeldon's Les Carillons and Evenfall. She received the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise in 2003 and scholarships for three consecutive years as part of Argentina's National Presidential Prize for Cultural Excellence in Classical Dance.