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 Emerging Choreographers Take the Stage!2018-10-18T14:13:31-07:00

Meet Smuin Apprentice Jonah Corrall!

        After completing almost a full season of performances with Smuin Contemporary Ballet, trainee Jonah Corrall will continue his work with the Company as an apprentice for the 2018/19 season. At only 19, Corrall has appeared in a variety of timeless Michael Smuin pieces, as well as in Smuin’s most recent [...]

Meet Smuin Apprentice Jonah Corrall!2018-10-18T14:07:07-07:00

Meet Smuin’s New Dancers!

        As a company, Smuin Contemporary Ballet prides itself on presenting bold, new works performed by dancers who are both skilled artists and athletes. This season, Smuin is pleased to welcome five new dancers and two visiting artists to the stage! Ian Buchanan, Maggie Carey, Alysia Chang, Peter Kurta, Tess Lane, [...]

Meet Smuin’s New Dancers!2018-10-18T14:04:30-07:00

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’s 2018/19 Season: Celebrating 25 Years!2018-11-27T13:36:57-07:00

A Tribute to Dancer Erica Chipp-Adams

        Speaking with dancer Erica Chipp-Adams, it’s easy to see why her effervescent presence will be missed at Smuin Contemporary Ballet. Following the 2017/18 season, Chipp-Adams will be hanging up her pointe shoes to take on an entirely new role inspiring generations of dancers to come.   [...]

A Tribute to Dancer Erica Chipp-Adams2018-10-18T13:58:09-07:00

A Tribute to Smuin Dancer Jonathan Powell

         Down to earth and approachable, former Smuin dancer Jonathan Powell isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. After eight seasons of performing with the Company, the dancer took his final bows on stage in March 2018. “I’m so thankful that my eight years at Smuin have been just so [...]

A Tribute to Smuin Dancer Jonathan Powell2018-10-18T13:57:00-07:00

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 [...]

Smuin Meets Sushi: Behind the Scenes of a World Premiere2018-05-09T13:28:49-07:00

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 [...]

If I Were a Sushi Roll: Val Caniparoli Creates2018-04-17T11:05:57-07:00

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, [...]

Defying Gravity with Amy Seiwert’s “Falling Up”2018-06-08T11:59:16-07:00

Smuin Celebrates Its 24th Season: An Annual Gala

       Smuin Contemporary American Ballet took a page out of the Academy Awards’ book this past Sunday, bringing a bit of glitz and glamour to San Francisco’s Design Center Galleria with its annual gala. Each year, the gala is made possible with the partnership of gala co-chairs Patti and Jerry Hume and [...]

Smuin Celebrates Its 24th Season: An Annual Gala2018-03-09T13:51:44-07:00

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