Benois de la Danse nominee
Among the roles in her repertoire in San Francisco Ballet are the following: Giselle in Giselle (Tomasson), Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty (Tomasson), Juliet in Romeo & Juliet (Tomasson), Odette/Odille in Swan Lake (Tomasson), Sugar Plum Fairy and Butterfly in Nutcracker (Christensen/ Tomasson).
Joanna Berman created principal roles in Chaconne for Piano and Two Dancers, Twilight, Schoenberg movement of Criss-Cross, Con Brio, Handel — a Celebration, Two Plus Two, and Con╛certo in D: Poulenc. Danced principal roles in Valses Poeticos, Sonata, Die Fledermaus, Giuliani: Variations on a Theme, Bizet Pas de Deux, “Haffner” Symphony, the Autumn section of Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons), Quartette and Forevermore (Tomas╛son). Lead in Emeralds, Waltz Girl in Serenade, Liebeslieder Walzer, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, first and second movement principal in Sym╛phony in C, Ballo della Regina, Rubies, Tarantella, Who Cares? (Balanchine), Green Girl and Pink Girl in Dances at a Gathering (Robbins). She created many roles in ballets by Bintley, Duato, Caniparoli, Wheeldon, Tudor, Kudelka, Morris, Forsythe, Seyffert, Welch, de Mi He, Lander, Taylor, Kylian, Stevenson.
Awards: Isadora Duncan Dance awards — for her performance as Aurora in Tomasson's The Sleeping Beauty (2001) and for Outstanding Individual Performance (1994). A member of the American team at the 1981 International Ballet Competition in Moscow and placed as a semi-finalist. Recently she started coaching at the San Francisco Ballet.