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25th Anniversary

A Sterling Year of Performances & Events

Our season at The Granada opens with a stunning Triple Bill: American Masters. Produced in association with the Santa Barbara Choral Society and orchestra, featuring Aaron Copland’s Appalachian SpringLeonard Bernstein’s Chichester PsalmsMorten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, and choreography by Willian Soleau, this tour-de-force production showcases arts collaboration at its best. It’s an experience to be cherished. 

In December, we’re joined by Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra, the students of Gustafson Dance, and a local children’s choir for the annual community favorite, The Nutcracker at The Granada. Our spring performance, Sleeping Beauty, is a world premiere and the newest story ballet in our Family Series.. 

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In-Studio Performance Series

Evenings

This popular annual event returns to the Gail Towbes Center for Dance! Featuring choreography by our talented dancers, in an intimate, casual setting, Evenings encourages our artists to explore, experiment, and create. Check it out! 

 Friday, November 1, 2019; 7:00 pm
 Saturday, November 2, 2019; 7:00 pm
 Gail Towbes Center for Dance
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Photo: Andre Yew


UPCOMING PERFORMANCE

The Nutcracker

This beloved holiday tradition delights audiences of all ages, and features the Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra, and the students of Gustafson Dance. 

 Saturday, December 21, 2019; 2:00 pm
 Saturday, December 21, 2019; 7:30 pm
 Sunday, December 22, 2019; 2:00 pm
 The Granada Theatre
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Photo: Rose Eichenbaum


DANCER SPOTLIGHT

James Folsom

James is from San Marino, California and started his dance training at Pasadena Civic Ballet. At age 15 he accepted a scholarship to study at The Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C. and upon graduation danced professionally with Ballet Austin and Dayton Ballet before joining State Street Ballet in 2017.

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Photo: Scott Robbins


Touring Productions: 2020-21

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.

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Ballroom

Touring Show

Ballroom

Touring Show

Travel back in time to the grace and style of the Ballroom era!

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Chaplin

Touring Show

Chaplin

Touring Show

A spellbinding journey through the intricate mind and creative genius that was Charlie Chaplin.

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The Jungle Book

Touring Show

The Jungle Book

Touring Show

A dazzling adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic collection of wonderful stories.

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Cinderella

Touring Show

Cinderella

Touring Show

The world’s most beloved fairy-tale comes to life through dance, music, and theatrical magic!

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The Nutcracker

Touring Show

The Nutcracker

Touring Show

No holiday season is complete without a trip to the theatre to see The Nutcracker!

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