In an era of striking uncertainty, State Street Ballet remains committed to our core values of inclusion and open-mindedness, and our mission to make the arts accessible for all. We are eagerly planning an innovative variety of live-streams, socially-distanced performances, and outdoor activities. Our goal is to provide our dancers the space to move, create, interpret, and evolve, and to connect with our beloved audience members in ways that we are all missing. We thank you for your dedication to our organization and we invite you to stay tuned for special announcements and performance news.
Help us rebuild as you enjoy the best of what Santa Barbara has to offer! Join our online silent auction, October 21-28, and bid on exciting packages, exclusive gifts, and unique experiences. As State Street Ballet and the global arts community work to reimagine the future of dance, we need your support more than ever.
Photo: Andre Yew
Join us for a special virtual event, celebrating the beauty and power of dance during these difficult times. Featuring new choreography captured on film, excerpts from beloved classics, and greetings from our dancers around the world, this one-time-only experience will capture our love of the performing arts, and our commitment to the future.
Photo: Andre Yew
Francois is from Havana, Cuba and won the 2017 Gold Medal at the World Ballet Competition in Orlando, FL. Since joining SSB he has performed the principal roles in The Nutcracker, The Jungle Book, and Cinderella, as well as numerous soloist roles in works by William Soleau, Robert Sund, and Rodney Gustafson.Learn More...
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 look forward to bringing our work to all communities, large and small.