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Bold. Elegant. Legendary.

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!



UPCOMING PERFORMANCE

The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling’s famous tale of the “laws of the jungle” will ignite your sense of adventure onstage at The Granada Theatre! 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.

 Sunday, March 24, 2019; 2:00 pm
 The Granada Theatre
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Photo: Rose Eichenbaum



AUDITIONS

National Audition Tour 2019

State Street Ballet is an internationally acclaimed company of professional dancers from around the world, and also features numerous training opportunities for dedicated dance students. Our upcoming National Audition Tour will include auditions for our 2019 Summer Intensive, 2019/20 Professional Track Trainee Program, and 2019/20 Company positions. We hope to see you there!

 December 8, 2018 - April 6, 2019
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Photo: Kyle London


DANCER SPOTLIGHT

Marika Kobayashi

Marika is from Kumagaya, Japan and won the "Grand Prix" and "Most Promising Female" awards at the Elmhurst School for Dance in the United Kingdom. She joined State Street Ballet in 2015 and has performed the leading roles of Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker and the dual roles of Odette/Odile as a Principal Guest Artist with Fresno Ballet Theatre.

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Photo: Terra Liu


DANCE TRAINING

Spring Workshop

State Street Ballet’s annual Spring Workshop is for professional and pre-professional dancers, ages 18 and up. Focused on classical and contemporary technique, this premiere program gives attendees an opportunity to learn State Street Ballet repertoire and perform for local directors and choreographers.  

 March 25-30, 2019
 Santa Barbara CA
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Photo: Andre Yew


Touring Productions: 2019-20

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

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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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