Smuin pushes the boundaries of contemporary ballet within a distinctly American style, combining classical ballet training, technique, and artistry with uncommon physicality and expression. Smuin offers audiences an experience of ballet that is entertaining, evocative, and original.

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Dance Series 02 Opening Night Dinner

Please join us for a delicious dinner, drinks, and an intimate conversation with the creators of Dance Series 02After dinner, the artists will share their vision and creative process for creating their world premieres. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A about all three pieces on the Dance Series 02 program – Nicole Haskins’ world premiere of The Poetry of Being, Amy Seiwert’s Broken Open, and Trey McIntyre’s world premiere of Be Here Now.

*Please note, performance tickets must be purchased separately.

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Backstage at Smuin

“Be Here Now” Trey McIntyre Returns to Smuin

       With over 100 works under his belt, it’s clear that renowned choreographer Trey McIntyre’s artistic endeavors aren’t slowing down anytime soon. When Trey McIntyre first stepped into the Smuin studios to create [...]

Smuin’s 2017 Gala: A Record-Breaking Success!

       Even the cloudiest of afternoons could not dampen the energy at Smuin’s Annual Gala on March 19. Held at San Francisco Design Center’s Galleria and hosted by gala co-chairs Patti and Jerry [...]

Uncharted Territory: Smuin’s 2017 Choreography Showcase

       Smuin’s 2017 Choreography Showcase recently concluded its run at ODC Theater following three memorable, sold out performances. Featuring works from seven Smuin dancers (and one Smuin alumnus), the Choreography Showcase continues a [...]

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