State Street Ballet goes on tour for three months every season, bringing original dance and education programs to theatres across the country. This busy schedule allows us to offer the members of our company work throughout the season, making it possible to attract and keep dancers of a very high caliber. We’re very proud of our accomplishments on tour, of being able to reach out to all communities, large and small, and of our 90% rebooking rate.
Three diverse companies—State Street Ballet, Detroit’s Eisenhower Dance, and Montreal’s ezdanza—bring classical and contemporary styles together to create something stunningly original. Charles Donelan of the Santa Barbara Independent describes it as “choreography that rejects the assumption that dancers on pointe can’t mix with other kinds of movers.”
The Cinderella ballet, completed by Sergei Prokofiev in 1945, is a variation of the original rags-to-riches story. State Street Ballet’s Cinderella features original choreography by Founder and Artistic Director Rodney Gustafson with additional choreography by Marina Fliagina, set design by Jean-Francios Revon, and costuming by Christina Giannini.
No holiday season is complete without a trip to the theatre to see The Nutcracker! One of State Street Ballet's most enchanting productions, this magical story is a favorite for audiences of all ages. The magnificent, opulent sets, complete with a gloriously gigantic Christmas tree, came all the way from Russia to set the backdrop for glittering snowflakes, waltzing flowers, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her enchanting castle of characters.
Inspired by Georges Bizet's blazingly popular score, State Street Ballet's original full-length production of Carmen has dazzled audiences from coast to coast. A riveting drama of love, jealousy, and the hands of fate, Carmen is the story of Don Jose, a young military officer, who is drawn to the earthly charms and magnetic beauty of Carmen, the fabled temptress of Seville. Exquisite choreography, intricate storytelling, and Bizet's passionate, immortal music make this performance unlike any other! Choreography by William Soleau