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..
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!
Photo: Andre Yew
This beloved holiday tradition delights audiences of all ages, and features the Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra, and the students of Gustafson Dance.
Photo: Rose Eichenbaum
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.