State Street Ballet: About

Dancers

State Street Ballet is a company comprised of professional dancers who come from all over the world. Under the direction of former American Ballet Theatre dancer Rodney Gustafson, 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 our local Santa Barbara community, as well as the communities we travel to on tour.


Tanner Blee
Grand Junction, CO

Anna Carnes
Santa Clarita, CA

Sergei Domrachev
Moscow, Russia

Leila Drake
Santa Cruz, CA

James Folsom
San Marino, CA

Amara Galloway
Fairfax, VA

Kate Gonzales
Santa Clarita, CA

Carina Gresham
Yuma, AZ

Courtney Hanaway
Auburn, CA

Victor Jarvis
Grand Rapids, MI

Marika Kobayashi
Kumagaya, Japan

Ahna Lipchik
Milwaukee, WI

Francois Llorente
Havana, Cuba

Emma Matthews
Vernon, NJ

Deise Mendonça
Brazil

John Christopher Piel
Pittsburgh, PA

Cecily Stewart
Santa Barbara, CA

Jack Stewart
Albuquerque, NM

Nickolas Topete
Auburn, CA

Noam Tsivkin
Boston, MA

Saori Yamashita
Sapporo, Japan

Oscar Bravo Ly
Apprentice

Arianna Hartanov
Apprentice

Chloe Kelley
Apprentice