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!
This beloved holiday tradition is back to delight audiences of all ages! Featuring State Street Ballet, the Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra, and the students of Gustafson Dance. Two performances only!
Photo: David Bazemore
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.Learn More...
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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.