Wendy Van Dyck
Trainee Program Assistant

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Wendy Van Dyck was born in Tokyo, and received her early dance and music training with Fifi Hut in Missoula, Montana. Harold Christensen saw her at age eleven, and awarded her a Ford Foundation Scholarship to study at the San Francisco Ballet School. She joined the company in 1979, and in 1987, was promoted to Principal Dancer by Helgi Tomasson. She has danced leading roles in Romeo and Juliet (Smuin), La Sylphide (Bournonville), The Nutcracker (Christensen/Tomasson), Giselle (Perrot/Coralli), Cinderella (Smuin), The Dream Pas de Deux and Monotones I (Ashton), In the Night (Robbins), Forgotten Land (Kylian), Sunset (Taylor), Sons of Horus and The Wanderer (Bintley), Kudelka’s The Comfort Zone and Dreams of Harmony, Hamlet and Ophelia pas de deux (Caniparoli), Duo Concertante (Balanchine), Brahms/Schoenberg Quartet, Chaconne, Western Symphony, Theme and Variations, Allegro Brilliante, Serenade, The Four Temperaments, and many others. Ms. Van Dyck has toured the world, including appearances at the Edinburgh Festival, the Spoleto Festival, the Reykjavik Festival, and performances in Athens, Tokyo, Singapore, Bogota, Jerusalem and Paris. Currently, Ms. Van Dyck works with the San Francisco Ballet School as the Trainee Program Coordinator. Ms. Van Dyck holds a BA with an emphasis in Performing Arts from Saint Mary’s College.

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