State Street Ballet: About

Dancers

State Street Ballet is a company comprised of professional dancers from around the world. Under the direction of former American Ballet Theatre dancer Rodney Gustafson and world-renowned choreographer William Soleau, they are a group praised for their commitment to technical and artistic excellence, and applauded for their versatility and innovation. State Street Ballet dancers rehearse for an average of 30 weeks per season, are on the road two to three months of the year, and pride themselves on inspiring and enriching the local Santa Barbara community, as well as the communities they travel to on tour.


Nerea Barrondo
Bilbao, Spain

Tanner Blee
Grand Junction, CO

Oscar Bravo Ly
Santiago, Chile

Sergei Domrachev
Moscow, Russia

Elizaveta Domracheva
Santa Barbara, CA

Amara Galloway
Fairfax, VA

Arianna Hartanov
Denver, CO

Amber Hirschfield
Southbury, CT

Julia Kamilos
Sacramento, CA

Marika Kobayashi
Kumagaya, Japan

Ryan Lenkey
Wheeling, WV

Emma Matthews
Vernon, NJ

Harold Mendez
Havana, Cuba

Deise Mendonça
Santa Catarina, Brazil

Hernan Montenegro
Santiago, Chile

Hallie Rumsey
Media, PA

Noam Tsivkin
New York, NY

Nathaniel Tyson
Valley Forge, PA

Kaito Yamamoto
Hokkaido, Japan

Saori Yamashita
Sapporo, Japan