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Prepare for Ballet Season by Shopping Like a Ballerina

Photo by Erik Tomasson via <a href="http://www.sfballetblog.org/2009/09/a-new-audience/">SF Ballet Blog</a>
Photo by Erik Tomasson via SF Ballet Blog

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Yuan Yuan Tan is one of the longest standing dancing members of the San Francisco Ballet. The Shanghai native joined the company in 1995 as a soloist and quickly established herself as a principal dancer. Now going on twenty years in her adopted city of San Francisco, Yuan Yuan divulges her favorite haunts to Haute Living.

She reveals that her favorite place to shop is downtown at department stores like Nordstrom, Barneys, and Neiman Marcus. For shoes, she names Christian Louboutin as her favorite brand, and for books, she likes to visit City Lights Books in North Beach.

Don't expect many beauty tips from this ballerina—she's never had her nails done nor does she cut her hair while stateside. Check here for all her local picks, including the best Chinese food in town. After you've traced her steps through the city, be sure to snag tickets to the SF Ballet this season—opening night is January 22.

· SF Ballet Dancer Yuan Yuan Tan's Haute Bay Area Haunts [Haute Living]
· Confirmed: The Sugar Plum Fairy Shops in the Marina [Racked SF]