Under the leadership of Founder Rodney Gustafson and newly appointed Co-artistic Director William Soleau, State Street Ballet’s 24th season ushers in an era of innovation and evolution. Featuring the spellbinding World Premiere of Chaplin, the grace and style of Ballroom, Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale in collaboration with the SB Symphony & Ensemble Theatre Company, the holiday magic of The Nutcracker, and the whimsical joy of The Jungle Book, our world-class dancers and choreographers bring you an enchanting season that will move you across the stages of Santa Barbara!
Our annual festival of dance in the intimate setting of The New Vic returns! Featuring new contemporary dance works by a diversely talented group of choreographers, this program will also feature guest appearances by Eisenhower Dance Detroit and Visceral Dance Chicago. Join us for a weekend of collaboration, connection, and inspiration!
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State Street Ballet's four-week Summer Intensive is a premiere training program for serious ballet students, ages 12-21. Daily classes in technique, pointe, pas de deux, modern, jazz, character, and conditioning, this month-long intensive features world-class faculty and culminates in a fully-staged performance.
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Ahna is from Milwaukee, WI, trained at the Milwaukee Ballet School and attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She has performed with San Diego Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Lake Arts Project, and in the World Ballet Competition Gala before joining State Street Ballet in 2018.Learn More...
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State Street Ballet goes on tour for two months every season, bringing original dance and education programs to theaters and schools around the world. With standing ovations from China to Chile, and a 90% rebooking rate, we are very proud of our past touring successes and we eagerly look forward to future adventures.