Alphonse Poulin

American choreographer Alphonse Poulin made his San Francisco Opera debut in 1988 with Mefistofele and returned for 1996’s Prince Igor. As a dancer, he has been featured at the Boston Ballet; Municipal Theater of São Paulo; Lisbon's National Ballet; the State Theater, Munich; and Theater des Westens, Berlin. He served as ballet master at Le Grand Theater in Geneva in 1981, where he also directed the dance department at the Conservatory of Music until 1994. Poulin has choreographed opera productions throughout Europe and the U.S.. A faculty member at the Julliard School since 2000, he continues to work as guest ballet master for Nederlands Dans Theater, National Ballet of Madrid, Batsheva Dance Company, Gulbenkian Ballet, Boston Ballet, Ballet Cullberg, Bale da Cidade de São Paulo, and Bale of the Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.