Photo of Brandon Alexander & Cassidy Isaacson by Chris Hardy

Welcome to the theater!

 

We are thrilled to have you join us for our spring program: Dance Series 2 – P.S. Forever Smuin.

 

As we were planning this current season, we were deep in the pandemic with our Artists still dancing in small pods. Longing to work as a group, we were drawn to revisit two of our larger-cast ballets. Being in one studio to create and dance together would once again be possible and we would not take it for granted! While we celebrate the individual, we also know our strength as a community.

 

Val Caniparoli’s Confessions premiered in 2018 under the title If I Were a Sushi Roll. The new title takes the name of composer Nico Muhly’s album, on which he collaborated with Faroese singer/songwriter Teitur. The album is a reflection on the ubiquity of social media, with people documenting their lives at random and “confessing” before their ever-present cameras. These vignettes come to life in Caniparoli’s energetic full-company piece.

 

Amy Seiwert’s Renaissance was commissioned for our 25th anniversary season in 2019. The piece is very much about community and was loosely inspired by the Women’s Wall in India several years ago. In protest of gender inequality, women held hands, forming a human wall stretching for 385 miles. The men mirrored the women on the other side of the road, showing their solidarity and support. Seiwert’s work is accompanied by beautiful vocal selections from Kitka Women’s Ensemble from Oakland, creating a powerful statement.

 

Another result of our experiences through the last two years of the pandemic was the choreographic output of our own dancers. With the effort to minimize outside contact in the studio came a huge opportunity for those interested to try their hand at creating new dances. Two of our Artists were selected to expand their pas de deux from last season. Tessa Barbour has expanded her duet to a piece for six dancers and Brennan Wall worked with a cast of eight. We are delighted to encourage and support these two women as they develop their choreographic voices, and present their works alongside those of two seasoned and greatly-admired choreographers.

 

We hope you will be moved. Enjoy the performance!

Celia Fushille
Artistic Director

 

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Find our program for today’s performance below. For more information on each ballet, click the corresponding tab in the menu.

 

Vignettes

 

Untwine

 

INTERMISSION

 

Confessions

 

INTERMISSION

 

Renaissance

 

 

 

Smuin Company Credits

Founder

Michael Smuin

Artistic Director

Celia Fushille

Managing Director

Lori Laqua

Company Manager & Wardrobe

Jo Ellen Arntz

Ballet Master & Education Program Director

Amy London

Production Design & Stage Manager

Kathryn T Graham

 

Alicia Tos  Director of Development

Coral Bell • Development Operations Specialist

Jason Narin • Patron Services Manager

Ellen Gaintner • Special Projects Manager

Benjamin Warner • Community Engagement Manager

Kay Park • Technical Director

Michael Oesch • Lighting Director

Vincent Avery • Wardrobe Assistant

Carla Befera & Company • Publicist

Chris Hardy • Photography

Cynthia Wuthmann • Interim Marketing Director

Maggie Carey • Digital Marketing Assistant 

Ian Buchanan • Web Technology Assistant

 

Board of Trustees

 

Madeleine Boshart  President

Trisha Mount  Vice President

Karen D. Kadushin  Secretary

Hal Louchheim  Treasurer

 

Lee D. Baxter

Bruce Braden

Robert Challey

Celia Fushille

John Konstin

Linda Membreño, M.D.

Maria Nazari

John Schlag

Randy Soso

Susie Stitt

 

 

Emeriti

 

Patti Hume  Founding President

Vicki Fleishhacker

Robert Greenwood

Edie Kirkwood

John Murphy

Sue Steinberg

Allie Weissman (In Memoriam)

 

 

With Gratitude

Smuin is grateful to be sponsored in part by San Francisco Grants for the Arts along with:
Beverly M. Folger Foundation
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Vignettes

World Premiere:  April 29, 2022

 

Choreography: Tessa Barbour

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Arrangement & Recording: Aroma Duo

Costumes: Tess Lane

Lighting Design: Michael Oesch

 

With gratitude to Lead Sponsor Harvey Lynch

 

The Seasons, Op 37a: “October: Autumn Song” and Pezzo Capriccioso, Op 62 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.  Arrangement & recording by Aroma Duo.

 

Untwine

World Premiere:  April 29, 2022

 

Choreography: Brennan Wall

Music: Recomposed version of The Four Seasons, Summer 2 (Vivaldi)

Recording: Max Richter

Costumes: Jo Ellen Arntz with Brennan Wall

Lighting Design: Michael Oesch

 

With gratitude to Lead Sponsor Harvey Lynch

 

Recomposed by Max Richter, Vivaldi –  The Four Seasons: “Summer 2”, “Winter 2”, “Winter 3”.  All rights owned and administered by Deutsche Grammophon and Universal Music.

Confessions

(formerly ‘If I Were a Sushi Roll’)

World Premiere:  April 20, 2018

 

Choreography: Val Caniparoli

Music: Nico Muhly & Teitur

Scenic Design: Douglas Schmidt

Costume Design: Susan Roemer

Lighting Design: Michael Oesch

Staging: Ben Needham-Wood and Amy London

 

With gratitude to Lead Sponsor David Meders

 

Program note from the choreographer:

It’s 2008 and increasingly people are using YouTube for free self-expression and the ability to share their experiences with an ever-expanding global audience. Inspired by some of the most innocuous and banal of these posted videos, composer Nico Muhly, Teitur Lassen, a singer/songwriter from the Faroe Islands, and the musicians from Holland Baroque, collaborated to create the songs for their album Confessions. Teitur’s lyrics imagined the world that the people inhabited in these videos and drew from their comments of hope, longing, regret, failure, and resolve. His lyrics include the smell of a printer first thing in the morning, describing the love of one’s life to a complete stranger, and a person imagining himself as a sushi roll: “If I were a sushi roll traversing through a Japanese kitchen, I would be mostly fascinated by the people there.” Back then, the dangers of inadvertently sharing a deeply personal video or having one’s intimate moments spread over the internet were hardly concerns.

The last movement, “Small Spaces,” is more poignant now than when I created the work in 2018. We were unaware then of the pandemic that was going to sweep into our lives and force us all to live in quarantine.

– Val Caniparoli

 

Confessions, by Nico Muhly and Teitur: “Describe You,” “Sick of Fish,” “Coffee Expert,” “Her First Confession,” “Nowheresville,” “Dog and Frog,” “Printer in the Morning,” “Don’t I Know You From Somewhere,” “Small Spaces.” Confessions by Nico Muhly and Teitur presented under license from G. Schirmer Inc. and Associated Music Publishers, copyright owners.

 

 

Renaissance

World Premiere:  April 26, 2019

 

Choreography: Amy Seiwert

Music: Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble

Costume Design: Kaori Higashiyama

Lighting & Scenic Design: Brian Jones

Lighting Adaptation: Michael Oesch

Staging: Ben Needham-Wood and Amy London

 

With gratitude to Sponsors Barbara Bessey and Fred Terman & Nan Borreson

 

“Prehvrukna Ptichka”, Bulgarian, lyrics by Maria Kouteva, music by Philip Koutev. Recorded on The Vine (Kitka/Diaphonica Productions), © 2002 Kitka/Diaphonica Productions.

“Subrali Sa Se Subrali”, Bulgarian, Traditional, arr. Cvetan Georgiev and Kitka, with Shira Kammen (rebec), and Peter Maund (zarb). Recorded on The Vine, © 2002 Kitka/Diaphonica Productions.

“Dumaj, Zlato”, Bulgarian, Traditional, arr. Philip Koutev (MusicAutor). Recorded on Nectar, © 1999 Kitka/Diaphonica Productions.

“Shto Mi E Milo”, Bulgarian/Macedonian, Traditional, arr. Ethel Raim and Kitka, with Shira Kammen (rebec) and Peter Maund (tar and riqq). Recorded on Nectar, © 1999 Kitka/Diaphonica Productions.

“D-oi Roagă”, Romanian, Traditional, arr. Peter Simcich. Recorded on Evening Star, © 2018 Kitka/Diaphonica Productions.

“Mze Shina Da Mze Gareta”, Georgian, Traditional, Feat. Kelly Atkins, Kristine Barrett, and Janet Kutulas, Recorded on Evening Star, © 2018 Kitka/Diaphonica Productions.

“Cradle Song”, Russian Jewish, Traditional, arr. Kitka, Feat. Elizabeth Setzer Recorded on Cradle Songs, © 2009 Kitka/Diaphonica Productions.

For more information about Kitka, and to purchase Kitka recordings, contact: kitka@kitka.org • www.kitka.org • 510-444-0323 • www.facebook.com/kitkavocalensemble

Casting

Casting is announced the day before each show and may change by venue.

Current Performances:

May 19-22, 2022: Mountain View Center for the Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View – Click the link to open, view and print casting

Future Performances:

May 27-28, 2022: Sunset Center, San Carlos Street at 9th Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea

Past Performances:

April 29-May 1, 2022: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard Street, San Francisco – Click the link to open, view and print casting

May 5-7, 2022: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard Street, San Francisco – Click the link to open, view and print casting

Artist Profiles

BRANDON ALEXANDER, originally from Houston, Texas, received his training with Lori Amare and Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy. He has danced with the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Rochester City Ballet, Teater Vanemuine Ballet in Estonia, and Ballet Hagen in Germany. During his career he has danced works by Cayetano Soto, Itzik Galili, Riccardo De Nigris, Sir Frederick Ashton, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Giorgio Madia, Jamey Leverett, and Silas Stubbs among others. Alexander joined Smuin in 2020.

TESSA BARBOUR, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, trained at Alwin School of the Dance before studying abroad in Warrington, England on a scholarship awarded to her at the Cecchetti International Competition. She has danced with New Mexico Ballet, Connecticut Ballet, and San Diego Ballet. Her favorite past performances include Man in Black by James Kudelka and Indigo by Stanton Welch. Since joining Smuin in 2016, Barbour has performed works by Val Caniparoli, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Trey McIntyre, Helen Pickett, and Amy Seiwert.

IAN BUCHANAN hails from Fairfax, California, where he trained with Dance Theatre Seven. He has danced with Houston Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Tulsa Ballet, Rochester City Ballet, and Alberta Ballet. Buchanan has performed works by Jiří Kylián, Stanton Welch, Ma Cong, Ben Stevenson, Wen Wei Wang, Aszure Barton, Jean Grand-Maître, Julia Adam, Denise Clarke, and Leiland Charles. Buchanan joined Smuin in 2018.

CLAIRE BUEHLER is from Milwaukee, WI and trained at the Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy. She has danced with the Studio Company at Oklahoma City Ballet, Nashville Ballet II, and Minnesota Ballet before joining Smuin in 2021 as an apprentice. Some of Claire’s favorite past performances and roles include Gina Patterson’s 72 Steps, Winter in Paul Vasterling’s Seasons, Blue Bird in Karl Von Rabenau’s Sleeping Beauty, and Cygnets in Robert Mills’ Swan Lake. Claire has also been featured in works by Chris Stuart, Charlotte Boyd-Christensen, and Mollie Sansone.

STEPHANO CANDREVA was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where he trained in ballet at Escola de Danca Alice Arja. Stéphano started his career performing with Brazillian professional companies Cisne Negro Cia de Danca and Teatro Sesiminas. Stéphano has danced in the U.S. with City Ballet of San Diego, California Ballet, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, and most recently, Atlanta Ballet. He has danced works by Septime Webre, Stanton Welch, George Balanchine, David Craigson, Ricardo Amarante, Yuri Possokov, Mark Morris, Max Petrov, and Betsey Wistrich. Candreva joined Smuin in 2021.

MAGGIE CAREY, of Dayton, Ohio, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance from Butler University, where she performed works by choreographers including George Balanchine, Nacho Duato, and Paul Taylor. Upon graduating, Carey performed as a guest artist with the Dayton Ballet. She spent two years with the Cincinnati Ballet Second Company, performing works by Victoria Morgan, George Balanchine, Ohad Naharin, and working with choreographers such as Garrett Smith, Nicolo Fonte, and Jennifer Archibald. Carey joined Smuin in 2018.

MENGJUN CHEN, a native of Wenzhou, China, trained at the Beijing Dance Academy and Joffrey Ballet Academy of Dance. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Beijing Dance Academy, he joined Milwaukee Ballet where he performed major roles in Giselle, Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Cinderella, Dracula and La Boheme. Chen also performed contemporary works by Matthew Neenan, Gabrielle Lamb, Ma Cong, Amy Seiwert and Val Caniparoli. In 2014, he was a finalist in the USA International Ballet Competition. Chen joined Smuin in 2015.

Erica began her professional training at North Carolina School of the Arts. She later attended San Francisco Ballet’s pre professional program where she performed in many company productions. She toured with SFB in their production of “Don Quixote”, and after three years with San Francisco Ballet Erica joined Colorado Ballet in 2006 with artistic director Martin Fredmann. She continued on to perform with Madison Ballet, Nova Ballet, North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Performance Series, and Sierra Nevada Ballet where she performed Odette/ Odile in “Swan Lake”. She has performed world premieres by Adam Hougland, Emery Lecrone, Robert Dekkers, and Rick McCullough. Erica joined Ballet Arizona in 2008 under the direction of Ib Anderson. She performed in George Balanchine’s “Four Temperaments”, “Theme and Variations” , “Stravinsky Violin Concerto”, “La Valse”, “Rubies”, and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. She also performed ballets choreographed by Ib Anderson, Alejandro Cerrudo, and Marius Petipa. After four seasons with Ballet Arizona Erica was featured in commercials, print ads, and an episode of Disney’s “Shake it Up”. She later joined Smuin Ballet in 2012 with artistic director Celia Fushille. She has originated roles in world premiers by Adam Hougland, Helen Pickett, Val Caniparoli, and Garrett Ammon. She has also performed pieces by Michael Smuin, Jiri Kylian, Trey McIntyre, Darrell Moultrie, Amy Seiwert, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Ma Cong. After seven seasons with Smuin Ballet Erica is overjoyed to be returning to the stage again with the company.

CASSIDY ISAACSON, originally from Redmond, Washington, trained at Pacific Northwest Ballet before joining Grand Rapids Ballet Company at age 16. Some favorite works performed during her eight years at Grand Rapids Ballet include Trey McIntyre’s Wild Sweet Love, Alejandro Cerrudo’s Extremely Close, Penny Saunders’ In Frame and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Written and Forgotten. Isaacson joined Smuin in 2019.

TESS LANE trained at South Bay Ballet in Torrance, CA, performing Robert Kelly’s Summertime at the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, MI. While apprenticing with Sacramento Ballet, she performed works by George Balanchine, Ron Cunningham, and Lila York. Lane joined California Ballet Company in 2013 and was featured in Swan Lake, Giselle, Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as Septime Webre’s Peter Pan, The Great Gatsby, and Fluctuating Hemlines. She also danced in the National Choreographers’ Initiative in 2017 and 2018. Lane joined Smuin in 2018.

MARC LAPIERRE began his early training at Ballet Etudes in Norwalk CT under the direction of Nanette Vallas. While at Ballet Etudes he trained closely with Christina Fagundes. He then attended Ballet Academy East in New York City under the direction of Darla Hoover and at age 16, Marc furthered his training at The School of American Ballet. He then went on to dance with Los Angeles Ballet, where he had the pleasure of dancing works by August Bournonville, George Balanchine, Aszure Barton and Alejandro Cerrudo. Two years later he joined Oregon Ballet Theatre as an apprentice and was promoted to the Company corps de ballet in his second season. During his time with OBT, he danced works by Alvin Ailey, Ben Stevenson, Nicolo Fonte, Christopher Stowell, and Trey MyIntyre. LaPierre joined Smuin in 2021.

TEREZ DEAN ORR, originally from Hudson Valley, New York, received her training at the prestigious School of American Ballet, the official school of the New York City Ballet. In 2005, she joined the State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara, dancing a wide range of contemporary and classical works. Dean Orr joined Smuin in 2008 and has been featured in works by Jiří Kylián, Trey McIntyre, Val Caniparoli, Helen Pickett, Amy Seiwert, Ma Cong, Adam Hougland, and Michael Smuin. While dancing full time, she received her BA through the Saint Mary’s College LEAP program.

JOHN SPEED ORR trained at Dance Theatre Seven in Fairfax, California under David Roxander. In 2007, Orr began his professional career with Sacramento Ballet featuring in roles such as Balanchine’s Donizetti Variations before joining Smuin Ballet. During his four years with Smuin, he performed leading roles in works by Val Caniparoli, Jiří Kylián, Helen Pickett, Trey McIntyre and Michael Smuin. Orr danced with Trey McIntyre Project until his retirement in 2014. He now pursues careers both as a realtor for Vanguard Properties, repetiteur for Trey McIntyre and creative projects with his supremely talented wife, Terez Dean Orr. Orr rejoined Smuin in 2020.

LAUREN PSCHIRRER graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and apprenticed at Rochester City Ballet and the Joffrey Ballet. While with the Joffrey, she danced works by Sir Frederick Ashton, Michael Pink, and George Balanchine. With Ballet Memphis, Pschirrer performed works by Matthew Neenan and Gabrielle Lamb. She also originated roles during the National Choreographers Initiative in 2015, 2017, and 2018. Pschirrer joined Smuin in 2016, and has performed in works by Val Caniparoli and Helen Pickett, and featured roles in Amy Seiwert’s Broken Open and Falling Up.

YURI ROGERS began his training with the Academy of Ballet San Francisco under the direction of Richard Gibson and Zory Karah. He then had the opportunity to continue his training and perform with the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, the Grand Rapids Ballet, and BalletMet in Columbus, Ohio. Rogers has performed works by Lar Lubovitch, Leiland Charles, and Edwaard Liang. Rogers joined Smuin in 2021.

Maxwell Simoes grew up in Philadelphia, PA, where he attended the Creative and Performing Arts High School as well as training with Olga Kresin and Lev Assualyak. He placed gold at the Tanzfestival Berlin Tanzolymp for his contemporary solo and as a duet finalist in the YAGP NYC competition. Following this success, Maxwell studied at the Rudra Béjart École in Switzerland, student of Azari Plissetski, leading to performing with the Béjart Ballet in pieces by Maurice Béjart including Bolero, Le Sacre du Printemps, and Petruschka. He returned to the U.S. and performed at The Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and Smuin Ballet. Maxwell currently dances with Jacob Jonas the Company in LA where he can be also be seen performing in Sia’s newest music video. Along with doing freelance projects, he has the added opportunity to create and teach internationally, and recently, he has performed for fashion brands such as Hermès, Prada, and Greg Lauren.

Brennan Wall, originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, studied at Los Angeles Ballet Academy. She danced with Silicon Valley Ballet (previously Ballet San Jose) as a trainee before joining The New Ballet’s Studio Company. In 2017, Wall joined Ballet de Monterrey under director José Manuel Carreño. She performed in Luis Serrano’s La Bayadere, Swan Lake, and Don Quijote, and danced soloist roles in The Nutcracker, Alberto Méndez’s Phantom of the Opera, and Diego Landin’s Shorthand of Emotion. Wall joined Smuin in 2019.

Choreographer and Designer Profiles

TESSA BARBOUR | CHOREOGRAPHER

Tessa Barbour began her choreographic endeavors during her first season with Smuin in 2015. Since then Barbour has created a multitude of works for Smuin’s Choreography Showcase, The Christmas Ballet and virtual dance films, showcasing her versatility in tap and neoclassical ballet. She has also created ballet and jazz pieces on her students at Marin Dance Theatre. In 2021, Jettison Creative invited Barbour to be their first artist in residence as director and choreographer of a short film project. Barbour is honored and thankful to be given the opportunity to create Vignettes for the main stage this spring. She looks forward to future opportunities as she develops her choreographic skills, voice and style. 

VAL CANIPAROLI | CHOREOGRAPHER

Versatility has made Val Caniparoli one of the most internationally sought-after American choreographers today. Although he is most closely associated with San Francisco Ballet, his artistic home for more than 49 years, Caniparoli has contributed to the repertories of more than 50 companies around the world. He has also choreographed for the Chicago Lyric Opera, San Francisco Opera, Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Symphony, and American Conservatory Theater. One of his most popular ballets, Lambarena, was nominated for the Prix Benois de la Danse in 1997 for Best Choreography and was also featured on Sesame Street. His full evening-length ballets include Lady of the Camellias, five different productions of The Nutcracker for Royal New Zealand Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Louisville Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet and Tulsa Ballet (co-created with Ma Cong), Jekyll & Hyde for Finnish National Ballet and Val Caniparoli’s, A Cinderella Story, choreographed to music by Richard Rodgers, for Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

AMY SEIWERT | CHOREOGRAPHER

Amy Seiwert worked with her mentor Michael Smuin for eight of her nine years as a dancer with Smuin. As the San Francisco Guardian wrote, “She quite possibly is the Bay Area’s most original dance thinker.” Named one of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine, her first full evening of choreography was named one of the “Top 10” dance events of 2007 by the San Francisco Chronicle. Her work is in the repertory of Washington, Atlanta, Oakland, Sacramento, Colorado, Louisville, Cincinnati, Carolina, Oklahoma City, Dayton, Milwaukee, and American Repertory Ballets, as well as Smuin, BalletMet, AXIS Dance, Robert Moses’ KIN, and Ballet Austin. From July 2018-2020, Seiwert was Artistic Director of Sacramento Ballet.

BRENNAN WALL | CHOREOGRAPHER

Brennan Wall began choreographing at a young age as part of her training at Los Angeles Ballet Academy, creating works on her classmates in annual choreographic workshops. She re-discovered her love of choreography when setting her piece, Nocturne, on Smuin in the 2020 Choreography Showcase. During Smuin’s 2020-21 season, Wall set nine new works on the company, one of which, Untwine, she chose to expand for Dance Series 2. Wall is thrilled to be premiering her first work on the main stage and is grateful to Smuin for supporting the creativity of aspiring choreographers. 

 

Company Profiles

MICHAEL SMUIN  |  Founder & Choreographer

An American master, the late Michael Smuin began his career as a dancer performing with San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and on Broadway. A Tony and Emmy award-winning choreographer, Smuin brought a signature style to his work on stage, in film, and on television. A maverick, he fearlessly blended the theatrical with classical and popular styles, combining elements drawn from his vast stage experience. Smuin’s works continue to dazzle and entertain contemporary audiences. His company, Smuin, was founded in 1994 to showcase his creative versatility and unique vision. The Company maintains his legacy today.

 

 

 

 

BRANDON ALEXANDER, originally from Houston, Texas, received his training with Lori Amare and Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy. He has danced with the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Rochester City Ballet, Teater Vanemuine Ballet in Estonia, and Ballet Hagen in Germany. During his career he has danced works by Cayetano Soto, Itzik Galili, Riccardo De Nigris, Sir Frederick Ashton, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Giorgio Madia, Jamey Leverett, and Silas Stubbs among others. Alexander joined Smuin in 2020.

TESSA BARBOUR, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, trained at Alwin School of the Dance before studying abroad in Warrington, England on a scholarship awarded to her at the Cecchetti International Competition. She has danced with New Mexico Ballet, Connecticut Ballet, and San Diego Ballet. Her favorite past performances include Man in Black by James Kudelka and Indigo by Stanton Welch. Since joining Smuin in 2016, Barbour has performed works by Val Caniparoli, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Trey McIntyre, Helen Pickett, and Amy Seiwert.

IAN BUCHANAN hails from Fairfax, California, where he trained with Dance Theatre Seven. He has danced with Houston Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Tulsa Ballet, Rochester City Ballet, and Alberta Ballet. Buchanan has performed works by Jiří Kylián, Stanton Welch, Ma Cong, Ben Stevenson, Wen Wei Wang, Aszure Barton, Jean Grand-Maître, Julia Adam, Denise Clarke, and Leiland Charles. Buchanan joined Smuin in 2018.

CLAIRE BUEHLER is from Milwaukee, WI and trained at the Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy. She has danced with the Studio Company at Oklahoma City Ballet, Nashville Ballet II, and Minnesota Ballet before joining Smuin in 2021 as an apprentice. Some of Claire’s favorite past performances and roles include Gina Patterson’s 72 Steps, Winter in Paul Vasterling’s Seasons, Blue Bird in Karl Von Rabenau’s Sleeping Beauty, and Cygnets in Robert Mills’ Swan Lake. Claire has also been featured in works by Chris Stuart, Charlotte Boyd-Christensen, and Mollie Sansone.

STEPHANO CANDREVA was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where he trained in ballet at Escola de Danca Alice Arja. Stéphano started his career performing with Brazillian professional companies Cisne Negro Cia de Danca and Teatro Sesiminas. Stéphano has danced in the U.S. with City Ballet of San Diego, California Ballet, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, and most recently, Atlanta Ballet. He has danced works by Septime Webre, Stanton Welch, George Balanchine, David Craigson, Ricardo Amarante, Yuri Possokov, Mark Morris, Max Petrov, and Betsey Wistrich. Candreva joined Smuin in 2021.

MAGGIE CAREY, of Dayton, Ohio, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance from Butler University, where she performed works by choreographers including George Balanchine, Nacho Duato, and Paul Taylor. Upon graduating, Carey performed as a guest artist with the Dayton Ballet. She spent two years with the Cincinnati Ballet Second Company, performing works by Victoria Morgan, George Balanchine, Ohad Naharin, and working with choreographers such as Garrett Smith, Nicolo Fonte, and Jennifer Archibald. Carey joined Smuin in 2018.

MENGJUN CHEN, a native of Wenzhou, China, trained at the Beijing Dance Academy and Joffrey Ballet Academy of Dance. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Beijing Dance Academy, he joined Milwaukee Ballet where he performed major roles in Giselle, Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Cinderella, Dracula and La Boheme. Chen also performed contemporary works by Matthew Neenan, Gabrielle Lamb, Ma Cong, Amy Seiwert and Val Caniparoli. In 2014, he was a finalist in the USA International Ballet Competition. Chen joined Smuin in 2015.

Erica began her professional training at North Carolina School of the Arts. She later attended San Francisco Ballet’s pre professional program where she performed in many company productions. She toured with SFB in their production of “Don Quixote”, and after three years with San Francisco Ballet Erica joined Colorado Ballet in 2006 with artistic director Martin Fredmann. She continued on to perform with Madison Ballet, Nova Ballet, North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Performance Series, and Sierra Nevada Ballet where she performed Odette/ Odile in “Swan Lake”. She has performed world premieres by Adam Hougland, Emery Lecrone, Robert Dekkers, and Rick McCullough. Erica joined Ballet Arizona in 2008 under the direction of Ib Anderson. She performed in George Balanchine’s “Four Temperaments”, “Theme and Variations” , “Stravinsky Violin Concerto”, “La Valse”, “Rubies”, and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. She also performed ballets choreographed by Ib Anderson, Alejandro Cerrudo, and Marius Petipa. After four seasons with Ballet Arizona Erica was featured in commercials, print ads, and an episode of Disney’s “Shake it Up”. She later joined Smuin Ballet in 2012 with artistic director Celia Fushille. She has originated roles in world premiers by Adam Hougland, Helen Pickett, Val Caniparoli, and Garrett Ammon. She has also performed pieces by Michael Smuin, Jiri Kylian, Trey McIntyre, Darrell Moultrie, Amy Seiwert, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Ma Cong. After seven seasons with Smuin Ballet Erica is overjoyed to be returning to the stage again with the company.

CASSIDY ISAACSON, originally from Redmond, Washington, trained at Pacific Northwest Ballet before joining Grand Rapids Ballet Company at age 16. Some favorite works performed during her eight years at Grand Rapids Ballet include Trey McIntyre’s Wild Sweet Love, Alejandro Cerrudo’s Extremely Close, Penny Saunders’ In Frame and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Written and Forgotten. Isaacson joined Smuin in 2019.

TESS LANE trained at South Bay Ballet in Torrance, CA, performing Robert Kelly’s Summertime at the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, MI. While apprenticing with Sacramento Ballet, she performed works by George Balanchine, Ron Cunningham, and Lila York. Lane joined California Ballet Company in 2013 and was featured in Swan Lake, Giselle, Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as Septime Webre’s Peter Pan, The Great Gatsby, and Fluctuating Hemlines. She also danced in the National Choreographers’ Initiative in 2017 and 2018. Lane joined Smuin in 2018.

MARC LAPIERRE began his early training at Ballet Etudes in Norwalk CT under the direction of Nanette Vallas. While at Ballet Etudes he trained closely with Christina Fagundes. He then attended Ballet Academy East in New York City under the direction of Darla Hoover and at age 16, Marc furthered his training at The School of American Ballet. He then went on to dance with Los Angeles Ballet, where he had the pleasure of dancing works by August Bournonville, George Balanchine, Aszure Barton and Alejandro Cerrudo. Two years later he joined Oregon Ballet Theatre as an apprentice and was promoted to the Company corps de ballet in his second season. During his time with OBT, he danced works by Alvin Ailey, Ben Stevenson, Nicolo Fonte, Christopher Stowell, and Trey MyIntyre. LaPierre joined Smuin in 2021.

TEREZ DEAN ORR, originally from Hudson Valley, New York, received her training at the prestigious School of American Ballet, the official school of the New York City Ballet. In 2005, she joined the State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara, dancing a wide range of contemporary and classical works. Dean Orr joined Smuin in 2008 and has been featured in works by Jiří Kylián, Trey McIntyre, Val Caniparoli, Helen Pickett, Amy Seiwert, Ma Cong, Adam Hougland, and Michael Smuin. While dancing full time, she received her BA through the Saint Mary’s College LEAP program.

JOHN SPEED ORR trained at Dance Theatre Seven in Fairfax, California under David Roxander. In 2007, Orr began his professional career with Sacramento Ballet featuring in roles such as Balanchine’s Donizetti Variations before joining Smuin Ballet. During his four years with Smuin, he performed leading roles in works by Val Caniparoli, Jiří Kylián, Helen Pickett, Trey McIntyre and Michael Smuin. Orr danced with Trey McIntyre Project until his retirement in 2014. He now pursues careers both as a realtor for Vanguard Properties, repetiteur for Trey McIntyre and creative projects with his supremely talented wife, Terez Dean Orr. Orr rejoined Smuin in 2020.

LAUREN PSCHIRRER graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and apprenticed at Rochester City Ballet and the Joffrey Ballet. While with the Joffrey, she danced works by Sir Frederick Ashton, Michael Pink, and George Balanchine. With Ballet Memphis, Pschirrer performed works by Matthew Neenan and Gabrielle Lamb. She also originated roles during the National Choreographers Initiative in 2015, 2017, and 2018. Pschirrer joined Smuin in 2016, and has performed in works by Val Caniparoli and Helen Pickett, and featured roles in Amy Seiwert’s Broken Open and Falling Up.

YURI ROGERS began his training with the Academy of Ballet San Francisco under the direction of Richard Gibson and Zory Karah. He then had the opportunity to continue his training and perform with the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, the Grand Rapids Ballet, and BalletMet in Columbus, Ohio. Rogers has performed works by Lar Lubovitch, Leiland Charles, and Edwaard Liang. Rogers joined Smuin in 2021.

Maxwell Simoes grew up in Philadelphia, PA, where he attended the Creative and Performing Arts High School as well as training with Olga Kresin and Lev Assualyak. He placed gold at the Tanzfestival Berlin Tanzolymp for his contemporary solo and as a duet finalist in the YAGP NYC competition. Following this success, Maxwell studied at the Rudra Béjart École in Switzerland, student of Azari Plissetski, leading to performing with the Béjart Ballet in pieces by Maurice Béjart including Bolero, Le Sacre du Printemps, and Petruschka. He returned to the U.S. and performed at The Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and Smuin Ballet. Maxwell currently dances with Jacob Jonas the Company in LA where he can be also be seen performing in Sia’s newest music video. Along with doing freelance projects, he has the added opportunity to create and teach internationally, and recently, he has performed for fashion brands such as Hermès, Prada, and Greg Lauren.

Brennan Wall, originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, studied at Los Angeles Ballet Academy. She danced with Silicon Valley Ballet (previously Ballet San Jose) as a trainee before joining The New Ballet’s Studio Company. In 2017, Wall joined Ballet de Monterrey under director José Manuel Carreño. She performed in Luis Serrano’s La Bayadere, Swan Lake, and Don Quijote, and danced soloist roles in The Nutcracker, Alberto Méndez’s Phantom of the Opera, and Diego Landin’s Shorthand of Emotion. Wall joined Smuin in 2019.

More Credits

Company Teachers

Sandra Chinn

Robin Dekkers

Kristine Elliott

Celia Fushille

Valerie Harmon

Christopher Lam

Amy London

Rika Onizuka

Amy Seiwert

Julianne Spratlin

Katarina Wester

 

 

Special Thanks

Richard Binkoff

Ted Helminski

James Horio

 

 

Costume Construction

CONFESSIONS

S-Curve & Apparel

RENAISSANCE

Kaori Higashiyama

VIGNETTES

Tess Lane

UNTWINE

Joan Pino

 

Scenery Construction

CONFESSIONS

Acme Scenery Company

RENAISSANCE

Francesca Muscolo

 

 

Company Pianists

Raymond Fabrizio

Lynn Inglese

Donald White

 

 

 

Wellness Team

 

Lead Physical Therapist

Suzanne Martin DPT

 

 

Chiropractors

John DeRoy

Leonard Stein

Allen Wood

 

 

Acupuncturists

Stephen Coleman

Devin Wu

Kristina Yotive

 

 

Massage Therapist

Yueming Li

Carolyn Hart

 

 

Visiting Physical Therapists

Alyssa Herrera-Set DPT

Aimee Martel DPT

Meaghann Oakes-Rust DPT

Robin Tobias DPT

 

 

Orthopedic & Physical Therapy

Dr. Michael Dillingham, SOAR

Dr. Kevin Stone, The Stone Clinic

Dr. Alicia Knee,  Center for Sports Medicine

Lisa Giannone, Active Care Physical Therapy

Jeffrey Cohen, Hilot Therapy

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Legacy Circle

Consider sharing your passion for contemporary ballet with future generations. By naming Smuin as a beneficiary in your estate plans and joining our Legacy Circle, your planned gift transforms your passion into a lasting investment in Smuin’s future. We are deeply grateful to the following individuals:

Anonymous

Jan & Dennis Adair

William Bason*

Bruce Braden

James Brennock

Patricia & Richard Campbell

Mary Canning

Marilyn Charm

Clara Degen*

George Doubleday II*

Edmund Eger* & Lynn Spitler

Teren D. Ellison

Trisha Mount & Andrew Etherington

Frederic Freund*

Emily & Russell Fudge

Celia Fushille

Rudolph Glauser*

Beverly & Tom Gorley*

Marguerite E. Griffith*

Milan Milton Holdorf*

Mary Greer & Joie Hubbert*

Diane & Rob Johnson

Karen Kadushin

Carol & Alan Kaganov

Joanna & Danny Kemper

John Lazlo & Robin Raborn

Dr. Richard & Sharonjean Leeds

Cliff Leventhal

Jan Loomis

David Meders

David & Violaine M’Raihi

Heidi Munzinger & John Shott

Deborah Ogden*

William Oman & Larry Crummer

Mary Jo Pace*

AnMarie Roache

Fred Saunders & Charles Kredensor

Dorothy Saxe

Barbara Schurhoff

Hal Segelstat

Ralph D. Sikes

Jeanette Sperry*

Jan Spielberger

Bert & LeAnne Steinberg

Susan & Michael Steinberg

Mike Tully

Lauri Vaughan*

Rosemary Welde

*deceased

 

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Friends of Smuin

The Friends of Smuin is a social club of Smuin aficionados. We invite you to join us! To learn more, please contact Alicia Tos, Director of Development, at atos@smuinballet.org.

Barbara Bessey

Richard Binkoff

Paula Blank

Lorinda Clemens

Pamela Rummage Culp

Bill Gregory

Jacqueline Jacoby

Tracy Jaquier

Carol Kaganov

John Lazlo

Sam Leftwich

Debra Leylegian

Susan Lowe

Lynn Luckow

Karen Maguire

Sharon Melodia

Vickie Nelson

Maureen O’Shea

Becky Pringle

Robin Raborn

Suzanne Stroh

Leslie Taglio

Suzanne Taves

Kinman Tong

Lilian Wagner

Lindsay Ward

Karen & Steve Wiel

Monique Yohanan

 

With our Thanks

Smuin is deeply grateful to the following individuals and organizations for their generosity. It is through their support that we are able to create innovative works and share the beauty of dance. This list acknowledges contributions made between July 1, 2021 – March 30, 2022.

We’ve made every effort to ensure that our donor list is accurate. Please contact Alicia Tos, Director of Development, at 415-556-5000 x100 or atos@smuinballet.org with corrections.

 

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Bob Mount

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Gary Allan Payne, in honor of

Deb Glazer

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Lidia & Doug Pringle

Camille Reed, in honor of Patti Hume

Kathryn Rouine-Rapp

Dorothy Saxe

Rachel Schuman

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Laurie Stephenson

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William S. Goldstein

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Maureen O’Sullivan

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Mr. Kirk Frederick

Nancy Garton & Kent Palmerton

D. Peter Gleichenhaus

Aurash Gomroki

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Shand  & William Green

Therese Grenchik

Philip & Kathleen Gust

Shellie Hagerman

Kathleen Hall & Leslie Murdock

Steve Hass

Bob Hermann

Ann & Rick Homan

Ms. Jan Jaso

Patrick Jude

Diane Kaercher

Robin & Donald Kennedy

Hannah King

Paul Kitagaki Jr.

James Kleinrath

Susan Lambert

Kitty Lamprecht

Gustav Larsson

Roland & Becky Lazzarotto

Ingrid LeBlanc

Richard Leffingwell

Pam & Gif Lehman

Kathleen & Raymond Levitt

Linde-Sands Family Fund

Henry Massey

Massion Giving Fund

Shauna Mika & Rick Callison

Timothy McCarthy

Mary-Helen & Kevin McMahon

Ted Mitchell

Douglas G. Moore

Suzanne Moshier

Heidi Munzinger & John Shott

Bill & Sarah Nagel

Vickie Nelson

Sheila North

Marcia F. O’Hern

Theresa O’Neill

Maureen O’Shea

Sean Peake

Anne Peterson

Clara Pettegrew

Andrew Quint

Gordon Radley

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Ms. Janet Lynda Reinstra

Kathryn Ringgold

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Jon & Myrna Saxe

Douglas Schmidt & Stephen Martin

Paulette Gregg Schulte

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Michael Shea

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Barbara Smith

Jeff Sorrento

Canda Lee Steiner

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Peter Stry

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Janette Tom, in memory of Mary Tom

Steven R. Wade

Bradford & Susan Wait

Ms. Rosemary Welde

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Margaret Wrensch

Cynthia Wuthmann

 

A gift of $250+

Anonymous (2)

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Michael Angeles

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Laima Baltusis

Judy Barrett

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The Classical Girl

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Gayle Ing

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Frances Johnston

Nancy Jones

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Ruth Leibig

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Jim Lowry

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Ronnie Mannos

Claudine Marken & John Domingos

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Eric Marshall

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Elliott Morin

Beth Morris

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Stephanie Paula

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Elizabeth M. Salzer

Lynn Sanford

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Douglas Schultz

Sandy Sill

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Joy Sleizer

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Jan Spielberger

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Katrina Taylor

H. James Tellefson

Ms. Nicole Thye

Mary Tilbury

Sam & Joan Trust

Madhuri Vivit

Dr. Jennifer Wahlsten

Joel & Bonni Weinstein

Whitesell Family Charitable Trust

 

A gift of $150+

Anonymous (3)

Drs. Geraldine & Paul F. Alpert

Jaime & Lieselotte Bayan

Michael Bena

Ms. Sharon Butler

Deryl Castellano

Paul Churchill

Judie Denton

Erik Douglas

Dave Frydenlund

Norma Jean Galiher

Gwen Gallagher

Julie & John Gerth

Maria Gounaris

Anita & Richard Grandpre

Ms. Susan Hadley

Carol Haig

Douglas Hanlin

Ms. Carolyn Hoke-Van Orden

Annette Lipkin

Peter Marra

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Mr. Dillip Thakur

Lannie Tonti & Lincoln Bynum

Alice Weigel, in honor of Jason Narin

Jim Wilmore

Ms. Jennifer Winch

 

 

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