THE MAYOR’S ART AWARD
Yuan Yuan Tan, Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet
We are thrilled to be honoring Yuan Yuan with this year’s Mayor’s Art Award. In one of his final gestures acknowledging the role the arts play in communities and the vitality of our city, Mayor Ed Lee singled out Tan to receive San Francisco’s most esteemed cultural distinction. She was selected for her creative talents, her local, national and international impact on audiences, and her role as a cultural ambassador for San Francisco.
More about Yuan Yuan on the SF Ballet site here.
This award will be presented to Ms. Tan in memory of Mayor Ed Lee.
Past awardees of the Mayor’s Art Award include:
- Ruth Asawa, Alonzo King, Carlos Santana, Rhodessa Jones and, most recently in 2016, Armistead Maupin.