Jo-Ann Sundermeier – From the Canadian Prairies to the Bay Area

Photo by David Cooper   What was the pivotal moment that Jo-Ann Sundermeier decided she wanted to become a ballerina? When she watched the Miami City Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker and decided that she too wanted to be a part of that world. […]

Introducing one of our new company members – Nicole Haskins!

  Photo by Steve Varcerelli   Nicole Haskins, of Venice Beach, California, started dancing at age three at the Westside School of Ballet in Santa Monica. In her own words she “fell in love with performing” and according to her parents she wouldn’t stop dancing and would often put on [...]

Featuring new Smuin Ballet dancer – Ben Needham-Wood

Ben in André Prokovsky’s The Three MusketeersPhoto by David Toczko, Lone Dakota Photography   Ben Needham-Wood grew up in a busy household in Massachusetts, and it was here that he learnt the value of friends and family and how special life can be when shared with others. Like many little [...]

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