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.

“The Best of Smuin”: A Tribute to the Company’s Founder

        In his program letter for the very first performance of the newly formed Smuin Ballets/SF, Michael Smuin wrote: “The real vehicle of expression for a choreographer is a company of his own to work with, and that is what I am creating in 1994. The vision I have is of [...]

“The Best of Smuin”: A Tribute to the Company’s Founder2019-04-11T13:37:20-07:00

Smuin on Tour: Dancers Visit Montana

        Smuin dancers recently returned from a whirlwind tour of Big Sky country, where they performed a specially curated program for a sold-out audience in Hamilton, Montana. Since its inception, the Company has returned numerous times to perform near Missoula, Montana, home and birthplace of Company Founder Michael Smuin. [...]

Smuin on Tour: Dancers Visit Montana2019-04-12T13:29:40-07:00

A Tribute to Dancer Nicole Haskins

        Company dancer Nicole Haskins will be leaving Smuin at the end of the 2018/19 season to pursue other career opportunities. After six seasons with Smuin, where she balanced her performing career alongside her growing choreographic career, Haskins will be focusing her energy on choreography, teaching, and supporting the next generation [...]

A Tribute to Dancer Nicole Haskins2019-03-14T13:35:44-07:00

Smuin’s Silver Celebration: A Gala to Remember!

        Smuin Contemporary Ballet celebrated its 25th anniversary in style this month with its Silver Celebration gala, bringing its founder’s signature razzle-dazzle and a touch of glamour to San Francisco’s Design Center Galleria. Hosted by co-chairs Patti and Jerry Hume and Athena and John Konstin, with support from the Friends of [...]

Smuin’s Silver Celebration: A Gala to Remember!2019-03-14T11:22:26-07:00

Smuin Galas Through the Years

        Michael Smuin’s eponymous company (née Smuin Ballets/SF) has had many glitzy and glamorous nights in its 25 year history. From marking the Company’s milestones to commemorating retiring dancers, Smuin’s annual gala has become a highly-anticipated event of the season. The Company’s first gala, orchestrated by Michael Smuin, took place in [...]

Smuin Galas Through the Years2019-02-26T14:53:08-07:00

Blue Until June: Trey McIntyre’s Etta James Ballet Returns

                Trey McIntyre’s passionate and tumultuous Blue Until June is not new to American stages.  Initially created for The Washington Ballet (2000) and set to the crooning vocals of Etta James, McIntyre’s work has made its debut both in and out of the country, most [...]

Blue Until June: Trey McIntyre’s Etta James Ballet Returns2019-02-13T12:13:57-07:00

Bells of Dublin— Shannon Hurlburt Returns!

        Shannon Hurlburt first joined Smuin Contemporary Ballet in 1998 as a bright-eyed young dancer with a penchant for showmanship. After sixteen seasons of originating countless roles and creating three mainstage premieres with the Company, Hurlburt stepped away from performing full-time in 2014. Michael Smuin described him as “an incredibly versatile [...]

Bells of Dublin— Shannon Hurlburt Returns!2018-11-30T11:21:18-07:00

New Works for the Holidays: the 24th Edition of The Christmas Ballet

        Smuin’s signature holiday program, The Christmas Ballet, is like a festive box of chocolates. While each season marks the return of many audience favorites from founder Michael Smuin, the Company looks forward to surprising audiences with new works every winter. Since its debut in 1995, no two productions of The [...]

New Works for the Holidays: the 24th Edition of The Christmas Ballet2018-11-26T11:37:23-07:00

Halloween Special: Smuin Style Costumes

        Halloween is right around the corner, and it’s time to get creative! How are you celebrating the spookiest day of the year? Smuin has a long history of crazy costumes over the last 25 years of performances. Check out the photos of some of our recent standouts–complete with fun facts [...]

Halloween Special: Smuin Style Costumes2018-11-02T09:14:27-07:00

Support Smuin’s 25th Anniversary Season

        “When I think back to Smuin’s very first performance, I recall being filled with anticipation and hope about what the future might hold. We were a pick-up company of 10 dancers with a founder who had a dream. Michael Smuin was a visionary who inspired his dancers, entertained his audiences, [...]

Support Smuin’s 25th Anniversary Season2018-10-18T14:15:20-07:00

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