Post:ballet was founded in 2009 by Robin Dekkers, named “25 to Watch” by DANCE Magazine, with a vision to push the ballet envelope through innovative multidisciplinary collaborations. SF Chronicle noted that Post is “a company that not only lives dangerously- it thrives on it,” and SF Arts Monthly called Post’s productions “decidedly daring and always beautifully performed.”
Integrating dancers with animators, architects, new music composers, cinematographers, fashion designers, and visual artists, Post’s collaborations range from intensely intimate to wildly conceptual. Post has collaborated with artists from The Living Earth Show, SF Symphony, LA Opera, Berkeley Symphony, and the late singer/songwriter Patrick Haggerty, among many others.
Post has continued to innovate in both the form of ballet and who has access to it by offering donation-based classes online and creating dance films to inspire audiences locally and abroad. Two of Post’s recent short films, Swan Lake and Playing Changes, were nominated for “Best Dance Performance” by SF Classical Voice, and Post’s Waltz of the Snowflakes short film hit YouTube in December of 2020 and has since been viewed over 300,000 times.
This spring, resident choreographer and dancer Moscelyne ParkeHarrison joined the Post leadership team as Associate Artistic Director, working with Robin Dekkers and the Post artists to further the company’s collaborative vision.