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Bold. Elegant. Legendary.

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!


SPECIAL EVENT

Soirée: Annual Gala Fundraiser

Our annual Gala returns, honoring our beloved long-time supporter Arlyn Goldsby, and benefiting State Street Ballet! Featuring cocktails in the garden, dance vignettes by our talented dancers, and a spirited live auction, our goal is to have fun while raising funds for our unique and innovative performances and programs. We hope to see you at this popular, annual event!

 Sunday, September 23, 2018; 6:00 pm
 The Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore
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UPCOMING PERFORMANCE

Chaplin

WORLD PREMIERE

Our 2018-19 season will open with Chaplin, a groundbreaking full-length World Premiere based on one of the most iconic and comedic artists of the twentieth century. Three diverse choreographers (William Soleau, Edgar Zendejas, Kevin Jenkins) will join forces, promising to take the audience on a spellbinding, delightful ride into the emotional mind and creative genius that was Charlie Chaplin.

 Saturday, October 6, 2018; 7:30 pm
 Sunday, October 7, 2018; 2:00 pm
 The Granada Theatre
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Photo: Rose Eichenbaum



DANCER SPOTLIGHT

Saori Yamashita

Saori is from Sapporo, Japan, and joined State Street Ballet in 2017. She trained at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C. and the Joffrey Academy of Dance before joining Joffrey Ballet's Studio Company in 2014. She has also been invited to compete at the Japan Grand Prix IBC and the Moscow International Ballet Competition.

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Photo: Peter Hinsdale


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: Kyle London


Touring Productions: 2019

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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Ballroom

Touring Show

Ballroom

Touring Show

Travel back in time to the grace and style of the Ballroom era!

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Chaplin

Touring Show

Chaplin

Touring Show

A spellbinding journey through the intricate mind and creative genius that was Charlie Chaplin.

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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

Touring Show

Cinderella

Touring Show

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

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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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