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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 Nutcracker

Opulent productions that remind us what a night at the theater is all about!” - Noozhawk

State Street Ballet brings this annual favorite to the grandeur of The Granada Theatre. Featuring the Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra, and the talented students of Gustafson Dance alongside our professional dancers, this is the perfect way to celebrate the magic of the holiday season. Three performances only!

 Saturday, December 15, 2018; 2:00 pm
 Saturday, December 15, 2018; 7:30 pm
 Sunday, December 16, 2018; 2:00 pm
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Photo: Rose Eichenbaum


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. Colorful, upbeat, and wildly entertaining, this original production has successfully toured throughout California and the Southwestern United States. 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



DANCER SPOTLIGHT

Anna Carnes

Anna is from Santa Clarita, CA and holds a BFA in Dance from UC Irvine. She has performed at the Hollywood Bowl, on the Ellen Degeneres Show, and on the MTV VMA's, and has been a member of State Street Ballet since 2012.

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Photo: Farrell Anna Roth


DANCE TRAINING

Professional Track Program

State Street Ballet's Year-Round Trainee Program is designed for the advanced dancer with aspirations of a professional career. A variety of classes, opportunities to perform with the company, and fully-produced showcases are some of the highlights of this innovative and successful 32-week program.

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Photo: Kyle London


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

Touring Show

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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