Highlights and Awards
A native of San Francisco, Ken Delmar studied under Harold Christensen
and Roberta Meyer at the San Francisco Ballet School. At age 13, he became
the protege of Richard Gibson. During his teenage years, he was the principle
dancer with the Peninsula Ballet Theatre and "the wonderkin" of the Bay
At 16, Delmar received an invitation from the Bolshoi Ballet to travel
in the U.S. with them, and afterward to study in Moscow.
did private performances for Rudolf Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn, and Grace
Kelly at her castle in Monte Carlo.
School of American Ballet
Ballet Theatre School
Ballet Center in New York
Francisco Ballet- Roles include the lead in Balanchine's Allegro Brilliante,
The Faun in Afternoon of the Faun, Harlequin in Carnival, Harold Lander's
Etudes, and Bluebird Pas de Deux.
Ken began Argentine Tango in 1990, studying extensively with renowned
Milongueros. In 1995 he won the Supreme Dance Award in the California
Winter Festival and 2nd Place in the Buenos Aires Radio Tribu Tango Contest.
He was a guest Performer at the 1996 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival.
of several of the most important milongas (Tango parties) in the San Francisco
- Tango Soma
Many of Ken's former students include some of the more well known tango
dancers in the community, such as:
- Chelsea Eng
- Jo Ann Whittington
- Steve Palubinskas
- Jacqueline Bequette
- Christy Cote
- Heather Bryan
Fatal, San Francisco
Ballroom Dance Theatre, San Francisco
Institute Concert Series, Washington DC
Productions, Tango for You
and Company, New York
Dance Theatre, Netherlands
Ballet, New York
Ballet of Holland, Netherlands