San Francisco Performances’ Nancy Bertossa Announces Her Retirement

By Dejan Vukosavljevic

Nancy Bertossa, the Director of Communications at San Francisco Performances, announced her retirement following a 40-year career.

Per her official LinkedIn page, Betrossa has been the Director of Communications with San Francisco Performances since August 2014. Her previous experience featured her as Marketing Director for Stanford Live; Marketing Director for Alonzo King LINES Ballet; Marketing Director for ODC/Dance; and Associate Director for Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. She also worked with such organizations as Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley / Symphony Silicon Valley, and Shakespeare Santa Cruz.

“I’m retiring after working 40 years in the arts! My last day at SF Performances will be Friday, Dec 17,” said Bertossa in an official press statement. “After graduating from UCLA’s master’s program in dance, I worked as a dancer, choreographer, and assistant to an unruly group of Beverly Hills talent agents. While in Tinsel Town I wrote a screenplay, co-wrote a song that Patti LaBelle optioned, co-choreographed the auditorium dance sequence in the movie Teen Wolf, and participated in a bunch of other artistic exploits that only 20-year-olds have the audacity to attempt.”

“I have enjoyed so many great people, performances, good times, and of course stages and stages full of amazingly talented artists,” Bertossa concluded.