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.


Tanner Blee
Grand Junction, CO

Anna Carnes
Santa Clarita, CA

Sergei Domrachev
Moscow, Russia

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

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