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.
Artistic Director Rodney Gustafson retells William Shakespeare’s poignant classic with stylistic verve. A must-see, timeless love story!
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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!
Photo: Kyle London
Leila is from Santa Cruz, CA and has been with State Street Ballet since 2005. She has performed the leading roles in Carmen, An 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.Learn More...
Photo: Andre Yew
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.
Photo: Andre Yew
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.