“Today is A Gift”: Dancer Ben Needham-Wood Reflects

        It’s terrifying for many dancers to imagine the end of their performance career, but I can’t help but celebrate. This career has filled my life with the most incredible people, unforgettable moments, and taught me how to gain confidence through vulnerability. It’s helped me find pride in pursuing my dream [...]

“Today is A Gift”: Dancer Ben Needham-Wood Reflects2019-11-21T11:46:52-08:00

Announcing Smuin’s 2019/20 Season!

        As Smuin enters its 26th year, the Company is proud to announce a vibrant and compelling 2019/20 season featuring a vivid ballet set to the iconic music of Johnny Cash, a world premiere by Cuban trailblazer Osnel Delgado, and the return of sensational works by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Michael [...]

Announcing Smuin’s 2019/20 Season!2019-06-27T14:47:04-07:00

“The Best of Smuin”: A 25th Anniversary Celebration

Join us as we sit down for an exclusive interview with Smuin’s Ballet Master, Amy London, on the Company’s 25th anniversary retrospective, The Best of Smuin. From the curation process to rehearsal bloopers to juggling the many props used in the program, Amy London has countless stories to share. ••• The Best [...]

“The Best of Smuin”: A 25th Anniversary Celebration2019-05-24T13:47:43-07:00

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 Montana2019-05-13T12:49:42-07:00

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

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!2018-11-27T13:36:57-08:00

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

Special Announcement: Smuin Partners with Lyft

        Calling all Bay Area arts lovers! Lyft, an innovative rideshare service located right here in San Francisco, has partnered with Smuin Contemporary American Ballet for their 2017/18 season! Smuin’s shows are unlike anything you will ever see. Since the Company’s debut in 1994, Smuin continues to entertain more than 30,000 [...]

Special Announcement: Smuin Partners with Lyft2017-11-21T16:30:23-08:00