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 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..
Our 25th Season opens with an elegant gala evening honoring our distinguished patron, Sara Miller McCune. Please join us for this celebrated event, toasting to the past, present, and future of State Street Ballet. Featuring stunning dance vignettes, live auction, and gourmet dinner, all at one of Santa Barbara's most iconic locations!
The grand opening of our 25th Anniversary Season, and a salute to Bernstein, Copland, and more! Performed in collaboration with the Santa Barbara Choral Society and Orchestra.
Photo: David Bazemore
Saori is from Sapporo, Japan, and joined State Street Ballet in 2017. She trained at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C. and the Joffrey Academy of Dance before joining Joffrey Ballet's Studio Company in 2014. She has also been invited to compete at the Japan Grand Prix IBC and the Moscow International Ballet Competition.Learn More...
Photo: Peter Hinsdale
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.