The Contract Behind the Curtain: A Glimpse into the San Francisco Ballet Dancer’s Contract

If you are also a ballet geek, you may find the Basic Agreement between the San Francisco Ballet and the American Guild of Musical Artists fascinating.

I wrote an article highlighting some of the more interesting terms in this collective bargaining agreement that is signed by every ballet dancer (and choreographer) who works with the San Francisco Ballet.

However the Basic Agreement contains only *minimum* commitments to artists. Dancers and choreographers also sign an “Individual Artist’s Agreement” with the company that can include higher salaries and other negotiated perks. The dancers and choreographers pay AGMA dues of 2% of their gross compensation under the Basic Agreement. Read the full article for the details:

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