Between rehearsals, performances, touring, educational outreach, and social events, State Street Ballet maintains a very full and exciting schedule throughout the year. Here is your guide to where and when you can catch us performing. We hope to see you in the audience or chat with you after a show!
Please join us for our Annual Gala event as we celebrate 20 years of being Santa Barbara's resident professional ballet company! Our past, present, and future successes are because of numerous "gems" in our community who have been dedicated and devoted to the arts for the past two decades. Our Gala will honor them in true State Street Ballet fashion - with elegance, style, entertainment, excitement, and of course, dancing! One of the most popular fundraisers in town, this years numerous and outstanding honorees deserve to have the night of their lives, from cocktails and live music in the garden, to dinner and dance performances throughout the evening. Cheers to our Santa Barbara community for supporting us for 20 years!
Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 6pm to 9pm
Four Seasons Biltmore, Loggia Ballroom
By invitation only. Please call 805.845.1432 for information.
State Street Ballet's 20th Anniversary season opener is a dynamic and innovative adaptation of a timeless classic! This World Premiere performance is a newly re-imagined story based on the legendary tale of the Persian queen and storyteller of "One Thousand and One Nights". A journey through the sands of the Arabian deserts, Scheherazade is a mystical tale of love and emotional adventure that will speak to the hearts of all audiences. Choreographed by former SSB dancer and critically-acclaimed choreographer Autumn Eckman, this is the perfect way to celebrate our 20th Anniversary Season!
This evening length program will also feature Tango Rain choreographed by visionary resident choreographer William Soleau. Set to the captivating music of Astor Piazzolla, the jazzy yet classical Tango Rain returns to the Granada stage, bringing with it the passion, energy, and style that have become State Street Ballet's trademarks.
Saturday, October 25 - 7:30pm
The Granada Theatre
Tickets available online at www.granadasb.org or over the phone at 805.899.2222
Our acclaimed production of Beauty & the Beast, choreographed by Emmy Award-winner Robert Sund, comes to the Ellen Eccles Theatre in Logan, UT for two evening performances, October 29 & 30, at 7:30pm. Based on the classic Jean Cocteau film, this original full-length ballet was created especially for State Street Ballet, and has toured extensively throughout the United States, China, and Taiwan. Beautifully romantic storytelling, combined with the luscious music of Tchaikovsky and our lavish sets and costumes, makes this a performance that will enchant the whole family. Tickets and information available at www.cachearts.org.
For the fourth year in a row, State Street Ballet is honored to perform "The Nutcracker" with the amazingly talented Spokane Symphony Orchestra, in Spokane, WA. Five performances will take place at the beautiful, art deco-inspired Martin Woldson Theatre inside The Fox, Thursday, December 4 - Sunday, December 7, 2014. The Spokane Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by renowned conductor Morihiko Nakahara. For tickets and showtimes, please visit www.foxtheaterspokane.com, or call the Fox Theatre Box Office at 509.624.1200.
For the 8th year in a row, State Street Ballet will return to Durango, CO to perform our acclaimed version of "The Nutcracker" at Fort Lewis College's Community Concert Hall. One of the most picturesque and inviting mountain towns, Durango has become our home-away-from-home, and we can't wait to return. Four performances will be held Friday, December 12 - Sunday, December 14, 2014. For tickets and showtimes, please visit www.durangoconcerts.com, or call the Box Office at 970.247.7657.
This holiday family favorite is set to the unforgettable music of Tchaikovsky and staged against our magnificent, opulent sets. This production also includes the students of Gustafson Dance, sharing the stage with the professional dancers of State Street Ballet, and is your only chance to experience the magic of "The Nutcracker" at the majestic Granada Theatre - Saturday, December 20 at 2pm and 7:30pm & Sunday, December 21 at 2pm.
For the third year in a row, State Street Ballet is proud to be accompanied by a live orchestra for this annual holiday tradition! Conductor Brian Asher Alhadeff will lead Opera San Luis Obispo Orchestra through Tchaikovsky's magical score, a rare treat for our students, professionals, and our Santa Barbara audiences.
Tickets available online at www.granadasb.org or call The Granada Theatre Box Office at 805.899.2222. Discounted tickets also available for groups of 10 or more! Ask the Box Office for details and pricing. Happy Holidays!