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!
Our stylish, crowd-pleasing Ballroom program gets revisited and updated just in time for spring! Celebrating the iconic eras of Gershwin, Ellington, Piazzolla, Sinatra, and more, this romantic and elegant mixed repertory program will have you tapping your feet and swaying in your seat. At the historic Lobero Theatre!
Photo: Rose Eichenbaum
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 2019 Summer Intensive, 2019/20 Professional Track Trainee Program, and 2019/20 Company positions. We hope to see you there!
Photo: Kyle London
Kate is from Santa Clarita, CA and has completed all of her Royal Academy of Dance exams, including Advanced 2 with Distinction. She was a member of State Street Ballet's Professional Track program before joining the company in 2017.Learn More...
State Street Ballet's four-week Summer Intensive is a premiere training program for serious ballet students, ages 12-21. Daily classes in technique, pointe, pas de deux, modern, jazz, character, and conditioning, this month-long intensive features world-class faculty and culminates in a fully-staged performance.
Photo: Chris Hughes
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.