Janice Berman

Janice Berman, SFCV’s senior dance critic, has been a dance writer and reviewer since 1978, beginning at Newsday and New York Newsday. She has written on dance for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Ballet Review, and Dance Magazine, where she was editor-in-chief.

Articles By This Author

Janice Berman - May 6, 2022

Frances Chung is spectacular in a redemptive and breathtaking third act.

Janice Berman - April 26, 2022

SF Ballet’s moving tribute featured beautifully matched excerpts from works choreographed by the departing artistic director.

Janice Berman - April 9, 2022

Helgi Tomasson’s Prism is a fitting highlight to celebrate the artistic director’s spectacular career.

Janice Berman - March 17, 2022

SF Ballet’s pairing of the venerable La Sylphide with an Alexei Ratmansky premiere is a roaring success. 

Janice Berman - March 8, 2022

The West Coast premiere of Nicolas Blanc’s Under the Trees’ Voices stands out among works first premiered digitally in 2021.

Janice Berman - March 1, 2022

SF Ballet’s production melds the classic story with terrific music, astonishing dancing, and splendid staging. Don’t miss it.

Janice Berman - February 11, 2022

Dancers go toe-to-toe with the unknowable in William Forsythe’s absorbing Blake Works I.

Janice Berman - February 4, 2022

The long-delayed world premiere of Mrs. Robinson reveals two intertwined ballets.

Janice Berman - December 6, 2021

The choreographer’s new work is rich, dense, and shows a mastery of many styles.

Janice Berman - November 9, 2021

The company is back, showcasing some older works and 2019’s Azoth.