State Street Ballet is thrilled to present a new season complete with beloved audience favorites and world premiere collaborations. Our return to the stage and the audiences we have missed commences in October with a reimagined performance of the Tony Award-winning KISMET, underwritten and produced by community philanthropist Sara Miller McCune, directed by Broadway's Lonny Price, and in collaboration with the Santa Barbara Symphony. Our treasured NUTCRACKER will be back for the holidays, followed in March by the postponed premiere of SLEEPING BEAUTY and a very special GALA PERFORMANCE in April. We can't wait to see you!
A modern take on a favorite fairytale, Sleeping Beauty makes its much anticipated debut at The Granada Theatre, featuring Tchaikovsky's celebrated score played live by the Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra!
Photo: David Bazemore
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 2022 Summer Intensive, 2022/23 Professional Track Trainee Program, and 2022/23 Company positions. We hope to see you there!Learn More...
Photo: Montecito Photo & Design
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 look forward to bringing our work to all communities, large and small.