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RECAP | Giselle: Live Performance + Workshop with Kim Olivier

Updated: Jun 13, 2023

On behalf of everyone at Rae Studios we would like to say thank you to everyone who attended the Giselle performance and ballet workshop with Kim. We are continuously grateful for the support from our students and your willingness to support and learn from our amazing instructors. Saturday's students were able to see a live production of Giselle at the SF Ballet, followed by a workshop featuring choreography breakdowns from the performance. Check out photos and videos from Saturday's class and group class video here.

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Our Teachers: Kim Olivier (she/her)

Event Staff: Tashi Cowan, Studio Host (she/her)

Operations Team: Jessica Rae (she/her), Diamond Thrower (she/her), JJ Ghera (they/them), and Andy Blake (he/him).

Photos/Videos found here! Tag: @raestudiossf


About the class: Join former dancer of the San Francisco Ballet at the War Memorial Opera House to enjoy a matinee performance of SF Ballet’s classical rendition of Giselle. Post-performance students will hear the untold stories of Kimberly’s experience on stage in the iconic ballet and have the opportunity to ask questions. To end the experience, students will have a chance to learn ballet movement and choreography from the ballet Giselle.

Date/Times: Saturday, March 4th, 2023 | 2:00PM - 7:30PM

Performance Location: SF Ballet 445 Franklin St San Francisco, CA 94102

Workshop Location: Rae Studios, 414 Mason St. 705, San Francisco, CA 94102

 Tickets: Register on Eventbrite or using your MindBody App.

Details of the Event:

  • 2:00 PM. - The performance will take place at the SF Ballet.

  • 4:00 PM - Attendees will break after the show for food (not provided) and change into their dance attire.

  • 5:30 PM - Students will meet at Rae Studios for Workshop.

  • The workshop will start with 30 min discussion and dissection of Giselle.

  • Lastly, students will spend 1.5 hours learning an excerpt from the ballet Giselle.


  • Saturday, March 4th, 2023 | 2:00PM - 7:30PM

Ticket options:

  • Performance + Workshop = $165

  • Workshop Only = $45

Registration is required for this event.

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Kimberly had a 12-year career with the San Francisco Ballet (2009-2021) before transitioning to her current role as a freelancing performing artist, dance instructor, ballet teacher, creative director, model, and actress. Originally from New York, New York, she was a long-time student at Ballet Hispánico (1994-2006) where she trained in multiple dance forms including Flamenco, Horton, and Salsa. Kimberly performed with Ballet Hispanico’s Student Ensemble from the age of 11, during which she experienced her first tour with the company performing at the Hispanic Heritage Awards at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Kimberly trained at Studio Maestro (2004-2006) before attending San Francisco Ballet School in 2007 becoming a Trainee in 2008-2009. Kimberly credits much of her ballet development to her coach Charla Genn (2006-2021). Her modeling career began at the age of fifteen.

Tickets: Register on Eventbrite or using your MindBody App.

Facebook: coming soon!

Tickets: Register on Eventbrite or using your MindBody App.

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