State Street Ballet: Events & Performances

Fundraising Events

A Night to Remember: Annual Fundraising Gala

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Join us for an exquisite Gala evening, honoring Brian and Judy Robertson, and benefiting State Street Ballet. Our annual fundraising event has become one of the most entertaining and elegant in town, featuring cocktails in the garden, dance vignettes by our talented dancers, and live auction by the one-and-only Andrew Firestone. With the goal of having fun while raising funds for our unique and innovative performances, tours, and outreach programs, your presence ensures the longevity and success of the performing arts in Santa Barbara. We hope to see you at this popular, annual event!

Unable to attend the Gala? Consider making a DONATION to support this fundraising effort.

For more information please contact State Street Ballet Company Manager Denise Grimm at 805.845.1432 or contact@statestreetballet.com.

Individual Tickets - $300/person (includes drinks, seated dinner, entertainment). Table and Advertising Sponsorships Available, Black Tie Optional

 Sunday, September 24, 2017; 6:00 pm
  The Four Seasons Biltmore, Loggia Ballroom       Google Map Directions
 805.845.1432 or contact@statestreetballet.com


2017-18 Season Performances

Mozart in Dance

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Photo: Rose Eichenbaum    

State Street Ballet opens the 2017-18 Season with the Santa Barbara Symphony and music by the world’s most beloved composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His final symphony is featured, along with his Requiem, showcasing State Street Ballet in world-premiere choreography by William Soleau, paired with the Symphony Chorus and a roster of renowned soloists. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Santa Barbara’s finest performers!

 Saturday, October 14, 2017; 8:00 pm
 Sunday, October 15, 2017; 3:00 pm
  The Granada Theatre       Google Map Directions
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2017-18 Season Performances

The Nutcracker

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Photo: David Bazemore    

State Street Ballet brings together its professional dancers, students of Gustafson Dance, and Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra to perform the holiday classic in Santa Barbara style. Compete with opulent sets, a gigantic Christmas tree, and The Granada Theatre's period-perfect architecture, this production is a family-favorite. With sets, costumes, and staging that capture the Salvic history of the ballet, it's a richly beautiful performance that delights audiences of all ages!

 Saturday, December 16, 2017; 2:00 pm
 Saturday, December 16, 2017; 7:30 pm
 Sunday, December 17, 2017; 2:00 pm
  Granada Theatre       Google Map Directions
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2017-18 Season Performances

Romeo & Juliet

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Photo: Rose Eichenbaum    

Artistic Director Rodney Gustafson retells William Shakespeare’s poignant classic with stylistic verve. Using music by Sergei Prokofiev, Gustafson intensifies the drama by highlighting the most emotional and romantic moments of the world’s most treasured love story. The result is spellbinding, fast-paced action and enhanced empathy for the young lovers. “Seamlessly melded together,” pronounced Los Angeles Times reviewer Victoria Looseleaf. A must-see, timeless love story! 

 Friday, March 23, 2018; 7:30 pm
 Saturday, March 24, 2018; 2:00 pm
  Lobero Theatre       Google Map Directions
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2017-18 Season Performances

Modern Masters

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Photo: Rose Eichenbaum    

Modern Masters is an eclectic mix of contemporary movement and new ideas from talented choreographers who are redefining the language of ballet. Featuring choreography from the most seasoned, accomplished dance makers, to the newest and freshest voices in the art form, the company showcases works that intrigue, uplift, and inspire. Don’t miss this popular annual event in the intimate setting of The New Vic.

 Saturday, May 12, 2018; 7:30 pm
 Sunday, May 13, 2018; 2:00 pm
  New Vic Theater       Google Map Directions
 Tickets go on sale in March, 2018