Max Cauthorn

Max Cauthorn


  • Born

    San Francisco, California

  • Training

    San Francisco Ballet School
    San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program

  • San Francisco Ballet

    Named an apprentice in 2013
    Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2014
    Promoted to soloist in 2017

Helgi Tomasson

Bartók Divertimento


Concerto Grosso


Don Quixote (Toreadors)

The Fifth Season

Giselle (Peasant pas de cinq and Servant to the Duke)

Haffner Symphony

Nutcracker (Party Guests, King of the Snow, Jack-in-the-Box, Dancing Nutcracker, Nutcracker Prince, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Bear, and Grand Pas de Deux Prince)

On a Theme of Paganini (Principal)


Romeo & Juliet (Acrobats)

The Sleeping Beauty (Cavaliers, Suitors, and Bluebird)

Swan Lake (Aristocrats, Act I pas de trois, and Russian)



George Balanchine

Allegro Brillante

Coppélia (Villagers, Grooms, and War and Discord corps)

Divertimento No. 15 (Allegro – Theme)

Prodigal Son


Stravinsky Violin Concerto

Theme and Variations


John Cranko



Val Caniparoli

Ibsen’s House (Captain Alving/Oswald Alving in “Ghosts”)




William Forsythe

Pas/Parts 2016


Alonzo King

The Collective Agreement (originated)


Harald Lander

Études (excerpt; Gentlemen)


Edwaard Liang

The Infinite Ocean (originated)


Serge Lifar

Suite en Blanc (pas de cinq)


Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Guernica (originated)


Mark Morris

Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes



John Neumeier

The Little Mermaid (Magic Shadows)


Justin Peck

In the Countenance of Kings (originated)

Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes (Principal, 3 soloist men and corps)


Yuri Possokhov

Firebird (Monsters)

Fusion (principal)


Optimistic Tragedy (originated)

The Rite of Spring (Elders)


“…two united in a single soul…” (Principal)


Alexei Ratmansky

Symphony #9, Chamber Symphony and Piano Concerto #1 in Shostakovich Trilogy


Jerome Robbins

Glass Pieces


Liam Scarlett

Die Toteninsel

Fearful Symmetries (Principal)

Frankenstein (Victor Frankenstein)


Myles Thatcher

Ghost in the Machine (originated)


Otherness (originated)


Christopher Wheeldon

Bound To (opening pas de deux)

Cinderella (Fates, Summer corps, Autumn corps, and Courtiers)


Within the Golden Hour

  • Danced in the 2015 film of Helgi Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet as part of the inaugural season of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance.


What has been your proudest moment as a dancer? Why?

My proudest moment as a dancer was watching Borderlands by Wayne McGregor. I had been helping a friend with her part in it and to see her progress, and her ability to bring a real emotional connection to an abstract piece, was very moving for me.

What's your perfect day?

A day working on challenging material with friends in the studio sounds pretty good.

If I weren't a dancer, I'd be...

A psychologist or physical therapist.