State Street Ballet: Events & Performances

2024-25 Season Performances

SCHEHERAZADE AND THE FIREBIRD

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State Street Ballet’s 30th Anniversary Season launches with a dynamic double bill, Scheherazade and The Firebird. Featuring live orchestration, the enchanting scores of Rimsky-Korsakav and Stravinsky conjure a fantastical Russian fairy tale and a fable of faraway lands. Witness two timeless tales of good and evil as exhilarating original choreography transports you to the mystical realms inhabited by our intrepid female protagonists.

“Perfection in conception and execution…. Art that devastates the senses.” 
- Voice Magazine

Choreography by Autumn Eckman and William Soleau
Music by Igor Stravinsky and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakav
Conducted by Nir Kabaretti

SAVE 30% with the 4-performance discount package. Single tickets go on sale July 1, 2024.

 Saturday, October 26, 2024; 7:30 pm
 Sunday, October 27, 2024; 2:00 pm
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2024-25 Season Performances

THE NUTCRACKER

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One of State Street Ballet’s most delightful productions, this timeless holiday tale is a favorite for audiences of all ages. The story follows Clara on an enchanting journey as her toy nutcracker comes to life and they travel to the land of the sweets. This magical quest has something for everyone including battling toy soldiers and mice, sparkling snowflakes, waltzing flowers, and the dazzling Sugar Plum Fairy. Accompanied by the Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra, an international cast of professional dancers unite with over 100 young dancers from the State Street Ballet Academy for an unforgettable weekend of performances to celebrate the magic of the season.

“Brilliance within tradition…opulent productions that remind us what a night at the theater is all about.”
- Noozhawk

Choreography by Rodney Gustafson
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Featuring Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra

SAVE 30% with the 4-performance discount package. Single tickets go on sale July 1, 2024.

 Saturday, December 21, 2024; 2:00 pm
 Saturday, December 21, 2024; 7:30 pm
 Sunday, December 22, 2024; 2:00 pm
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2024-25 Season Performances

THE LITTLE MERMAID

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Join us on a journey under the sea for a world premiere featuring all-new sets, costumes, and life-sized puppets. In this heartwarming tale, The Little Mermaid takes the ultimate adventure, sacrificing her tail and her voice to experience life as a human and pursue true love. An imaginative take on a classic story, this production is perfect for all ages.

“…a powerful reminder of the way that dance can help access the emotional truths at the heart of our most profound experiences.”
Santa Barbara Independent

Choreography by Megan Philipp and Cecily MacDougall
Music coordination by Brian Asher Alhadeff

SAVE 30% with the 4-performance discount package. Single tickets go on sale July 1, 2024.

*Young audience members are invited to enter the theater at 1:15pm on March 2nd to take a photo with a ballerina and hear her tell the story of the Little Mermaid..

*Families with special needs or small children are invited to our first sensory- friendly performance on Saturday March 1st at 2:00 pm. During this performance the house lights will be dimmed but remain on, the volume on speakers and mics will be reduced, and audience members are welcome to move and vocalize as needed. Tickets are $20, subsidized tickets available on request.

 Saturday, March 1, 2025; 7:30 pm
 Sunday, March 2, 2025; 2:00 pm
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2024-25 Season Performances

THE BRILLIANCE PROGRAM: BALANCHINE, ARPINO, AND BEYOND

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Get ready for an electrifying finale as we celebrate our 30th anniversary with The Brilliance Program! Experience contemporary innovation and classical elegance with George Balanchine's Who Cares? and Birthday Variations by Joffrey Ballet’s Gerald Arpino. Plus, be the first to witness a world premiere by the visionary Kassandra Taylor Newberry, a choreographer known for pushing artistic boundaries through audience favorites such as Fold and (con)version. Join us for an unforgettable evening of passion and brilliance that will leave you longing for more.

“Beautiful and thought-provoking dance. Truly a not-to-be-missed company!”
- National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM

Choreography by George Balanchine, Gerald Arpino, Laurie Eisenhower
Music by George Gershwin and Giuseppe Verde

SAVE 30% with the 4-performance discount package. Single tickets go on sale July 1, 2024.

*Join us after the performance on May 9 for a question-and-answer session with the artists.

 Friday, May 9, 2025; 7:30 pm
 Saturday, May 10, 2025; 2:00 pm
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