Frances Chung

Born in Vancouver, Canada, Frances Chung trained at the Goh Ballet Academy and joined the San Francisco Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2001. She was promoted to soloist in 2005 and principal dancer in 2009. Chung’s major roles include Giselle and Myrtha in Tomasson’s Giselle; Grand Pas de Deux Ballerina and Sugar Plum Fairy in Tomasson’s Nutcracker; Enchanted Princess in Tomasson’s The Sleeping Beauty; Odette in Act 2 from Tomasson’s Swan Lake; Kitri in Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote; Swanilda in Balanchine’s Coppélia; and Cinderella and Stepsister Clementine in Wheeldon’s Cinderella. She created roles in Forsythe’s Pas/Parts 2016, McGregor’s Borderlands, Peck’s In the Countenance of Kings, Scarlett’s Fearful Symmetries and Hummingbird, Welch’s Naked, Wheeldon’s Borealis, and Zanella’s Underskin, among others. Chung received the Isadora Duncan Award for Outstanding Achievement in Performance (Individual) for the 2013 Repertory Season and the silver medal (the top honor) at the 2000 Adeline Genée Awards.

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