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Spring Workshop | State Street Ballet

State Street Ballet: Training

Spring Workshop

March 26 – 31, 2018 in Santa Barbara, CA

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. Faculty includes State Street Ballet company members Cecily Stewart and Anna Carnes, Associate Director Leila Drake, and former member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Christina Sanchez. This week-long intensive is perfect for dancers wanting to refine their technique and explore new styles of choreography.

This workshop can also serve as an audition for State Street Ballet, or our year-round Professional Track Trainee Program.

Sample Schedule (M-F)

10-11:30        Ballet Technique
11:45-1          Modern/Contemporary Technique
1-1:45            Lunch Break
1:45-4            SSB Repertoire

The workshop will conclude with an informal showing for local directors and choreographers on Saturday, March 31.


The workshop will take place at our state-of-the-art home studio at The Gail Towbes Center for Dance in Santa Barbara, CA.

How To Apply

Download the Spring Workshop application form below and email it to Associate Director Leila Drake at, along with a headshot and full body dance photo. 


Early bird registration is due February 15.
Regular registration is due March 15.
Please submit the application form and full payment.


Regular = $450  
Early bird rate = $400

Current Professional Track Trainees = $300

Spring Workshop Application Form

Checks (made out to State Street Ballet) can be mailed to:
State Street Ballet
Spring Workshop
2285 Las Positas Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Please email Associate Director Leila Drake,, with any questions.