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Art That Moves

State Street Ballet’s twenty-third season brings romance, spectacle, and powerfully evocative dance to the stages of Santa Barbara. Including Mozart's exquisite Requiem with the Santa Barbara Symphony, and the company’s spellbinding interpretation of Romeo and Juliet, classical and contemporary dance meld seamlessly together on stage through world-class dancers and choreographers.



DANCER SPOTLIGHT

Leila Drake

Leila is from Santa Cruz, CA and has been with State Street Ballet since 2005. She has performed the leading roles in CarmenAn American Tango, Carmina Burana, Appalachian Spring, and Scheherazade. She was the recipient of the 2016 Apogee Award for Excellence in Dance Performance, and also serves as Associate Director of State Street Ballet.

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Photo: Andre Yew


DANCE TRAINING

Professional Track Program

State Street Ballet's Year-Round Trainee Program is designed for the advanced dancer with aspirations of a professional career. A variety of classes, opportunities to perform with the company, and fully-produced showcases are some of the highlights of this innovative and successful 32-week program.

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Photo: Photos: Kyle London


State Street Ballet Touring Shows: 2018-19

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.


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The Jungle Book

Touring Show

The Jungle Book

Touring Show

A dazzling adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic collection of wonderful stories.

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Cinderella

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Cinderella

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The world’s most beloved fairy-tale comes to life through dance, music, and theatrical magic!

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Carmen

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Carmen

Touring Show

Inspired by Georges Bizet’s blazingly popular score, this original full-length production has dazzled audiences from coast to coast.

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Carmina Burana

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Carmina Burana

Touring Show

Once in a lifetime a production comes along that is destined to be legendary.

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The Nutcracker

Touring Show

The Nutcracker

Touring Show

No holiday season is complete without a trip to the theatre to see The Nutcracker!

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