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!
“Opulent productions that remind us what a night at the theater is all about!” - Noozhawk
State Street Ballet brings this annual favorite to the grandeur of The Granada Theatre. Featuring the Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra, and the talented students of Gustafson Dance alongside our professional dancers, this is the perfect way to celebrate the magic of the holiday season. Three performances only!
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Rudyard Kipling’s famous tale of the “laws of the jungle” will ignite your sense of adventure onstage at The Granada Theatre. Colorful, upbeat, and wildly entertaining, this original production has successfully toured throughout California and the Southwestern United States. With choreography by Rodney Gustafson and Kassandra Taylor Newberry, and an original score by Czech composer Milan Svoboda, State Street Ballet’s dancers will take you on a whimsical journey through the jungles and forests of India.
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Emma attended the Rock School for Dance Education, was a finalist in the women's senior classical division at Youth America Grand Prix, and received the Silver Medal at the NJ Youth Festival Ballet Gala. She performed principal roles with Nashville Ballet II before joining State Street Ballet in 2018.Learn More...
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State Street Ballet's Year-Round Trainee Program is designed for the advanced dancer with aspirations of a professional career. A variety of classes, opportunities to perform with the company, and fully-produced showcases are some of the highlights of this innovative and successful 32-week program.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.