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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.


UPCOMING PERFORMANCE

ROMEO & JULIET

Artistic Director Rodney Gustafson retells William Shakespeare’s poignant classic with stylistic verve. A must-see, timeless love story! 

 Friday, March 23, 2018; 7:30 pm
 Saturday, March 24, 2018; 2:00 pm
 Lobero Theatre
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Photo: Rose Eichenbaum


AUDITIONS

National Audition Tour 2018

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 2018 Summer Intensive, 2018/19 Professional Track Trainee Program, and 2018/19 Company positions. We hope to see you there!

 January 13 - March 18, 2018
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Photo: Kyle London


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

Spring Workshop

State Street Ballet’s first annual Spring Workshop is for dedicated dancers, ages 16–25. Focused on classical and contemporary technique, this premiere program will give attendees an opportunity to learn State Street Ballet repertoire and to perform for local directors and choreographers.  

 March 26–31, 2018
 Santa Barbara CA
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Photo: Andre Yew


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

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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Carmen

Touring Show

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

Touring Show

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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