photo: David Allen

photo: David Allen

Born in Moscow, Russia, Dana Genshaft trained at the Kirov Academy of Ballet, School of American Ballet, and Paris Opéra Ballet School. She joined San Francisco Ballet in 2000, and remained there as a soloist until 2015.  While at San Francisco Ballet she danced principal and soloist roles in numerous works by Val Caniparoli, Mark Morris, George Balanchine, John Cranko, Edward Liang, Helgi Tomasson, Christopher Wheeldon, Ashley Page, William Forsythe, John Neumeier, Jorma Elo, Wayne Mcgregor, Yuri Possokhov, Jerome Robbins, Paul Taylor, Stanton Welch, and Alexi Ratmansky. Genshaft has performed as a guest artist at the Portland Ballet Gala and the Dance/USA Annual Conference and in Tiit Helimet’s Estonia Project. She choreographed the 2013 music video Say When.