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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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“Engaging, fresh. Irresistible! Smuin dancers are excellent.”
The New York Times
“Heart-stopping. Delightful.”
Huffington Post

Smuin is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization presenting world-class contemporary ballet in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area for more than 20 years!

Ticket sales cover less than 40% of our annual budget.

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Backstage at Smuin

Madness, Rack, and Honey: Behind Garrett Ammon’s Ballet

       Witnessing Garrett Ammon work in the studio is no passive task. He is observant and methodical in his interactions with the dancers, watching hawk-eyed as his steps and phrases slowly connect and [...]

Smuin’s 2016 Shoe Campaign is Here!

       As a non-profit organization, Smuin relies on generous contributions from sponsors and donors to ensure that our dancers have the tools they need to produce stunning performances and safeguard against many [...]

Meet Smuin’s New Dancers!

        Smuin welcomes five new dancers to the stage for the 2016/17 season: Ben Warner, Michael Wells, Tessa Barbour, Valerie Harmon, and Lauren Pschirrer. Joining us from all across the country, the [...]

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