Happy New Year: Looking Ahead with Smuin Ballet

A very happy New Year to you from all of us at Smuin Ballet! We have had a wonderful 2015, with engaging new dance works, treasured revivals, and of course our holiday classic The Christmas Ballet. Today, we look forward to the promise of 2016 and our many exciting events in the upcoming season! 2016 [...]

“Baseballet” Blends Smuin and the Giants

Is there a common link between ballet and baseball? Smuin Ballet Company members Weston Krukow and Ben Needham-Wood explore the similarities between the competitive and artistic disciplines in a CSN Bay Area documentary dance short titled Baseballet. Weston Krukow, son of San Francisco Giants announcer and former Major League pitcher Mike Krukow, grew up playing [...]

Smuin Ballet Performs at San Mateo’s New State-of-the-Art Venue

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 [...]

A Peek Behind the Scenes at a Smuin Ballet Costume Fitting

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 [...]

Smuin Ballet Alumnus Dazzles SF with his Heart

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 UNLACED Dance Series Reviews Are In!

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, [...]

SMUIN BALLET’S UNLACED DANCE SERIES – A STUDY OF CONTROL AND CHAOS!

  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! […]

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