Simone Messmer, principal
Simone trained at Ballet Arts Minnesota and at The Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida. She joined American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company in 2001 and was named an ABT apprentice in 2002. The following year, she became a member of the corps de ballet; in 2010, she was promoted to soloist. She joined San Francisco Ballet as a soloist in 2013. Simone has danced principal roles in ballets including Coralli/Perrot/Petipa’s Giselle (Myrtha), Neumeier’s Lady of the Camellias (Prudence), and Nureyev’s La Bayadère (Gamzatti). She created principal roles in Ratmansky’s Firebird (Maiden) and Symphony #9, among others. In the future, she expects to give back to the art form by coaching, teaching, and mentoring the next generation.   She joined Miami City Ballet as a principal in 2015.  


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