State Street Ballet: Events & Performances

2021-22 Season Performances


World Premiere


A fully staged musical and artistic collaboration, directed by Broadway’s Lonny Price, featuring the Santa Barbara Symphony, State Street Ballet, and a cast of performers from across the globe. 

Produced by Sara Miller McCune 

Musical Direction by Nir Kabaretti  

Choreography by William Soleau

Kismet is one of Broadways' most renowned musicals. With three Tony Awards (including Best Musical), a smash film, and made-for-television special, it has a lush score from the soaring melodies of Alexander Borodin. Kismet is both complex and extraordinarily simple with its themes of love and faith and the sense of destiny that is never far from us. 

 Friday, October 22, 2021; 7:30 pm
 Saturday, October 23, 2021; 2:30 pm
 Saturday, October 23, 2021; 7:30 pm
 Sunday, October 24, 2021; 2:30 pm
 Tickets on sale August 2021

2021-22 Season Performances

The Nutcracker

img Photo: David Bazemore    

State Street Ballet brings this annual holiday favorite to the grandeur of The Granada Theatre. Featuring the Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra, and the talented students of Gustafson Dance alongside our professional dancers, this is the perfect way to celebrate the magic of the holiday season. Through virtuosic dancing, opulent sets and costumes, and brilliant comedic moments, the beloved story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince always delights audiences of all ages. Three performances only!

Choreography by Rodney Gustafson
Additional Choreography by Marina Fliagina, Gary McKenzie, Cecily MacDougall, Megan Philipp
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conducted by Brian Asher Alhadeff

 Saturday, December 18, 2021; 2:00 pm
 Saturday, December 18, 2021; 7:30 pm
 Sunday, December 19, 2021; 2:00 pm
  The Granada Theatre
 Tickets on sale in Fall 2021

2021-22 Season Performances

Sleeping Beauty

img Photo: David Bazemore    

A modern take on a favorite fairytale, Sleeping Beauty will make its much anticipated debut at The Granada Theatre, two years after being postponed in March of 2020. Performed to Tchaikovsky's celebrated score, this is a full-length world premiere, combining classical elements with updated choreography and motifs. Appropriate for audiences of all ages, this joyful production features intricately designed sets, visionary costumes, and virtuosic dancing that has become symbolic of the classical ballet repertoire. A performance to be enjoyed by all! 

 Saturday, March 5, 2022; 7:30 pm
 Sunday, March 6, 2022; 2:00 pm
  The Granada Theatre
 Tickets on sale in Fall 2021