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 [...]
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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 [...]
I grew up in a household full of four-legged friends. My parents were both animal lovers, so my siblings included: two sisters, one brother, two dogs, two cats, a tank full of fish, and at times a turtle, rabbit, and other critters. […]
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 [...]
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 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, [...]
Erin Yarbrough teaching students at Dance Arts Project Photo courtesy of: Dance Arts Project When meeting with acclaimed Smuin dancer, Erin Yarbrough, it’s easy to forget that you’re conducting an interview. Even after a long day of dancing, there’s an undeniable sense of ease about her. What many don’t know [...]
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! […]
Smuin Ballet announces new home at a truly Unforgettable record breaking gala
Join us for UNFORGETTABLE! Smuin Ballet’s 2015 Gala for an exclusive evening filled with cocktails, dinner, dancing, and a special performance by the artists of Smuin Ballet!