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!
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Rudyard Kipling’s famous tale of the “laws of the jungle” will ignite your sense of adventure onstage at The Granada Theatre! With choreography by Rodney Gustafson and Kassandra Taylor Newberry, and an original score by Czech composer Milan Svoboda, State Street Ballet’s dancers will take you on a whimsical journey through the jungles and forests of India.
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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!
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Tanner is from Grand Junction, CO, and has danced with Orlando Ballet II and Nashville Ballet II. He has performed as Bluebird and Prince Florimund in The Sleeping Beauty, as the Lead Male in Raymonda, and as James in La Sylphide before joining State Street Ballet in 2018.Learn More...
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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.
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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 eagerly look forward to future adventures.