About Eva Faizi

Eva Faizi has worked at Smuin since 2013, leading the box office and supporting marketing and development. Eva now acts as Communications Managaer and as both a classically trained dancer and longtime Smuin supporter, her deep knowledge of ballet technique and its history makes her a unique asset to the Company. With degrees in both dance and global studies from UC Santa Barbara and 10 years of experience teaching dance and working in office administration, she can deftly traverse the worlds of art and business.

Smuin’s Emerging Choreographers Take the Stage!

        Smuin rings in its 25th year with a lively celebration of dance, beginning with Dance Series 01, which honors the past with entertaining and iconic Michael Smuin repertoire. This first program of the season also looks to the future of contemporary ballet, featuring three emerging choreographers on the mainstage, all [...]

Smuin’s 2018/19 Season: Celebrating 25 Years!

        Smuin celebrates its silver anniversary this season! The Company, established in 1994, began as a pick-up company of 10 dancers and has blossomed into the thriving voice in Bay Area dance that it is today. For over 10 years Celia Fushille has enriched the Company’s impressive repertoire with contemporary choreographic [...]

Smuin Meets Sushi: Behind the Scenes of a World Premiere

        Whimsical, inventive, and ebullient, If I Were a Sushi Roll is the latest vibrant addition to Smuin Contemporary American Ballet’s repertoire. This newly commissioned work from celebrated choreographer Val Caniparoli is an example of artistic collaboration at its finest. The choreographer attributes much of his creative process to working closely [...]

If I Were a Sushi Roll: Val Caniparoli Creates

        With over 90 original ballets under his belt performed across more than a dozen countries the world over, San Francisco-based choreographer Val Caniparoli undoubtedly thrives in the collaborative atmosphere of the ballet studio. This season marks Caniparoli’s return to Smuin for his second world premiere for the Company: If I [...]

Defying Gravity with Amy Seiwert’s “Falling Up”

        Former Smuin dancer and Choreographer in Residence Amy Seiwert has developed her singular artistic voice at Smuin for countless years. Seiwert first started dancing with the Company in 1999, and attributes many of the opportunities she received as a burgeoning choreographer to founder Michael Smuin. Upon her arrival at Smuin, [...]

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