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.

Uncharted Territory: Smuin’s 2017 Choreography Showcase

       Smuin’s 2017 Choreography Showcase recently concluded its run at ODC Theater following three memorable, sold out performances. Featuring works from seven Smuin dancers (and one Smuin alumnus), the Choreography Showcase continues a tradition originally established in 2008. Each dancer-turned-choreographer was given only 10 hours in the studio to create their piece. From [...]

Choreography & Curation: A Conversation with Smuin’s Artistic Director

       Since its debut in 2008, Smuin’s Choreography Showcase has become one of the Company’s much loved offerings. Artistic Director Celia Fushille ardently encourages Smuin’s dancers to develop their own voices as artists and choreographers. As Smuin’s seventh Choreography Showcase approaches, Fushille hopes to continue to give the Company dancers this unique opportunity [...]

Designing a World Premiere: Madness, Rack, and Honey

       When Smuin’s newest original work, a “rollicking” contemporary piece from Garrett Ammon, premiered on September 29, 2016, audiences witnessed a poetic inclination that Smuin dancers quickly morphed into "an infectious good time." Brimming with tongue-in-cheek enthusiasm, this world premiere offers a unique insight into Ammon’s creative process.        Inspired [...]

Madness, Rack, and Honey: Behind Garrett Ammon’s Ballet

       Witnessing Garrett Ammon work in the studio is no passive task. He is observant and methodical in his interactions with the dancers, watching hawk-eyed as his steps and phrases slowly connect and grow into a much larger work. Ammon’s original work for Smuin, Madness, Rack, and Honey, is an ambitious and distinctively [...]

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