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.
After any given Smuin performance, JoEllen Arntz can be found hand-washing, steaming, or repairing the show’s many costume pieces. After over two decades of working in ballet wardrobing, Arntz has [...]
As Michael Smuin’s eponymous company approaches its 24th season, the Bay Area ballet troupe (now known as Smuin Contemporary American Ballet), works hard to continue his legacy of dance and showmanship. [...]