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Smuin Ballet Welcomes Back Choreographer Ma Cong

After a five year hiatus, we are delighted to welcome back Choreographer Ma Cong to showcase his piece French Twist for Dance Series One this fall. The dancers have enjoyed working with Ma in the studio, where he continues to amaze and inspire us all with his unique dance language. Only three dancers who performed [...]

Smuin Ballet Performs at San Mateo’s New State-of-the-Art Venue

For the first time in our history, Smuin Ballet will perform at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center, bringing Dance Series Two to our South Bay audiences June 3-4, 2016. This state-of-the-art theater is the largest performing arts venue between San Francisco and San Jose, boasting 1,540 seats, more than 55,000 square feet, and a [...]

A Peek Behind the Scenes at a Smuin Ballet Costume Fitting

On my first day at Smuin Ballet, I joined Company Manager, Jo Ellen Arntz, at the studio to work on costume fittings with the dancers for the premiere of “Ask Me,” by Choreographer Adam Hougland set to the music by Joan as Police Woman. The design process for the costumes was extensive as each dancer was [...]

Smuin Ballet Alumnus Dazzles SF with his Heart

Michael Kruzich with his art piece “Still Beating”. Photo: Michael Kruzich One of the astounding artists to this year’s Hearts in San Francisco, the fundraising benefit for SF’s General Hospital’s Trauma Center, was none other than former Smuin Ballet dancer Michael Kruzich. Kruzich contributed a breathtaking piece at the annual event [...]

The UNLACED Dance Series Reviews Are In!

The Men of Smuin Ballet in Adam Hougland’s “Ask Me” Photo: Chris Hardy Smuin Ballet closes its 21st Season with the UNLACED Dance Series with four exciting works. Including works from Michael Smuin’s, Romeo and Juliet balcony Pas de Deux and Hearts Suite, Helen Pickett’s, riveting color-drenched ballet Petal, and Adam Hougland’s World Premiere, [...]

SMUIN BALLET’S UNLACED DANCE SERIES – A STUDY OF CONTROL AND CHAOS!

  Erin Yarbrough & Jonathan Powell in Michael Smuin’s Romeo and Juliet Balcony Pas de Deux Photo: Keith Sutter Smuin Ballet presents a spellbinding program that embraces four exciting works, including an exhilarating World Premiere that will leave you wanting more! […]

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