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 Spring, Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, and choreography by William 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..
A modern take on a favorite fairytale, this new full-length ballet combines original choreography with classical elements, set to Tchaikovsky's celebrated score. One night only!
Photo: David Bazemore
State Street Ballet brings an exciting festival of dance to The New Vic for two performances of contemporary ballet. Featuring choreography from the most seasoned, accomplished dancemakers, to the newest and freshest voices in the art form, this series of performances will intrigue, uplift, and inspire. Join us for this intimate and unique theatrical experience, in tribute to the multidisciplinary nature of dance. Works by: William Soleau, Edgar Zendejas. Cecily MacDougall, Anna Carnes, and more. Featuring artistic contributions from Laguna Blanca Upper School Humanities Program and live music by guest artist Mendeleyev Allan-Blitz. http://www.levsongs.com/
Photo: Nick Burlett
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.Learn More...
Photo: Scott Robbins
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.