Welcome to Smuin!

With Dance Series 1—Love, Smuin, we present three distinct ballets with a focus on relationships. Thanks to Valentine’s Day, we think of February as the month when love is celebrated. The ballets on this program look at human connections in all their complexity.

Dance for the sheer joy of dancing is fabulous. Having a story or through-line to give meaning and impetus to an artist’s movements adds another element to the performance experience. In planning this program, I wanted to explore relationships and human touch in dance—especially after the prolonged limiting of physical contact brought on by the pandemic.

Amy Seiwert’s Been Through Diamonds was the first work she created after I named her Choreographer-in-Residence at Smuin in 2008. Seiwert’s love of ballet and classical technique is evident in this dynamic and technically challenging piece set to a Mozart score. In a snapshot of life, four couples experience a range of emotions, from light hopefulness to brooding melancholy to effervescent joy, as they search for their ideal mate.

It gives me great pleasure to at last introduce the work of choreographer Gina Patterson to our audience and our artists. Patterson’s movement is a true synthesis of classical and contemporary techniques. While the four women in the piece dance en pointe, the entire cast engages in movements seen outside classical ballet—from floorwork to off-balance partnering—giving a clear example of what contemporary ballet can be. Set to a score by Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi, You Are Here examines our experience of another, whether they are with us physically or exist only in our memory.

Closing our program is Amy Seiwert’s Dear Miss Cline set to an iconic soundtrack of songs by the legendary Patsy Cline. At once playful, romantic, and exuberant, Seiwert’s storytelling through both the lyrics and her choreography comes together in a charming display that many have called her most ‘Smuin-esque’!

Thank you for joining us as we celebrate the work of two strong, intelligent, and creative women, dancemakers with unique voices. We are honored to have them on our stage.

Enjoy the performance!

 

Celia Fushille
Artistic Director

 

Founder

Michael Smuin

 

Artistic Director

Celia Fushtille

 

Managing Director

Lori Laqua

 

Company Manager & Wardrobe

Jo Ellen Arntz

 

Ballet Master & Education Program Director

Amy London

 

Production Design & Stage Manager

Kathryn T. Graham

 

 

Staff

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 • Sound & AV Director

Michael Oesch • Lighting Director

Vincent Avery • Wardrobe Assistant

Carla Befera & Company • Publicist

Chris Hardy, David De Silva • 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
San Francisco Chronicle Logotype

 

Choreography

Amy Seiwert

 

Music

Mozart String Quintet in C minor

 

Lighting Design

Michael Oesch

 

Costume Design

Mario Alonzo

 

 

Choreography

Gina Patterson

 

Music

Ludovico Einaudi

 

Album

In a Time Lapse

 

Tracks

Experience, Sarabande, Brothers, Orbits

 

Costume Design

Christine Darch

Costumes courtesy of Cincinnati Ballet

 

Lighting Design

Trad A. Burns

 

Lighting Adaptation

Michael Oesch

 

With gratitude to Lead Sponsor Lynn Spitler

 

 

Choreography

Amy Seiwert

 

Music

recorded by Patsy Cline

  • Come On In (Virgil Stewart)
  • Walkin’ After Midnight (Don Hecht & Alan Block)
  • Tra le la le la Triangle (Marijohn Wilkin & Fred Burch): All rights owned or administered by Cedarwood Publishing Co. Inc., a division of UMG-Nashville
  • There He Goes (Durwood Haddock, Eddie Miller, WS Stevenson)
  • Foolin’ Around (Harlan Howard & Buck Owens): All rights owned or administered by Central Songs
  • She’s Got You (Hank Cochran): All rights owned or administered by SONY/ATV Tree Publishing
  • Stop the World & Let Me Off (Carl R. Belew & WS Stevenson)
  • Pick Me Up On Your Way Down (Mae Boren Axton, Burt Levey, Glenn Reeves): All rights owned or administered by Jim Lawrence Music Inc
  • Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home (Hughie Cannon)
  • I Don’t Wanta (Durwood Haddock, Eddie Miller, WS Stevenson): All rights owned or administered by SONY/ATV Acuff Rose Music

 

Lighting and Visual Design

Brian Jones

 

Lighting Adaptation

Michael Oesch

 

Costumes

Jo Ellen Arntz with Amy Seiwert

 

With gratitude to Lead Sponsors Daniel and Allyn Carl

 

Artist Profiles

Brandon Alexander

Brandon Alexander

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

Tessa Barbour

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

Ian Buchanan

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

Claire Buehler

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.

Stéphano Candreva

Stéphano Candreva

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

Maggie Carey

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

Mengjun Chen

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.

Cassidy Isaacson

Cassidy Isaacson

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

Tess Lane

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

Marc LaPierre

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

Terez Dean Orr

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.

Lauren Pschirrer

Lauren Pschirrer

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

Yuri Rogers

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.

Brennan Wall

Brennan Wall

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

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. 

 

GINA PATTERSON |  CHOREOGRAPHER

Gina Patterson has been hailed as a choreographer of “startling originality” by Backstage Magazine. She has created more than 100 choreographies for companies, universities, and international audiences. Her thirteen full-evening productions include Emmy-winning Liquid Roads for MADCO, an original adaptation of Romeo and Juliet for CoDa21 in Puerto Rico, and Hansel and Gretel for the Ballet of Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc. Patterson danced for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Ballet Austin, Ballet Florida, and as a guest artist around the world. A 2021 Bogliasco Fellow, Ms. Patterson advocates for empathy and compassion as a creative artist searching to uncover the voice within that is authentic and vulnerable.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Celia Fushille

Celia Fushille

Artistic Director

Celia Fushille has served as Artistic Director of Smuin Contemporary Ballet since 2007. From 2008-2014 she also served as Executive Director of the company. A founding member of Smuin Ballet and its principal dancer for more than 12 years, Fushille worked closely with company founder Michael Smuin. In a performing career spanning 25 years, Fushille appeared on stages in the U.S. and Europe, on television and in film. As Artistic Director, Fushille has created her own vision for the company while maintaining Michael Smuin’s legacy. She has expanded the repertoire of the company by commissioning 18 world premieres and including the work of renowned choreographers. Increasing the company’s stability and place in the arts community of San Francisco, she realized a 10-year goal with the company’s move into its permanent home in 2019. For the last decade Fushille has been part of the national discussion addressing diversity, equity and inclusion among leaders of U.S. dance companies. Fushille sits on the board of Dance/USA and is chair of the Artistic Directors’ Council for Member Companies with budgets of $3 million and greater. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (summa cum laude) from Saint Mary’s College of California.

Lori Laqua

Lori Laqua

Managing Director

Lori Laqua joins Smuin following five years as Executive Director at Z Space, where she guided the organization through significant growth in programming and budget. Over the course of her 20 years at ODC, Laqua played a major role in the institution’s transformation. As Managing Director, she also served as project manager for the design and construction of the ODC Dance Commons and the ODC Theater. Laqua holds a Ph.D. (ABD) and a M.Arch in Architectural History from the University of Virginia, and a MA in Art History from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

JoEllen Arntz

JoEllen Arntz

Company Manager and Wardrobe

Jo Ellen Arntz moved to San Francisco after receiving her BFA in dance from Creighton University (Omaha, Nebraska). She danced with San Francisco Ballet from 1981-1991 and has been teaching dance in the Bay Area since 1977, recently celebrating 20 years on faculty at Marin Dance Theater. She began at Smuin as Wardrobe Supervisor in 1996 and became Company Manager shortly thereafter. Working with Michael Smuin at San Francisco Ballet and later his own company prepared her for the multiple hats she wears in the organization today.

Amy London

Amy London

Ballet Master and Education Program Director

Amy London received her training in her hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico, from Karen Alwin and Shauna Bereska. She danced with Hartford Ballet, Diablo Ballet, and Smuin Ballet. Her favorite Smuin roles included: Eternal Idol, Q.a.V. and Hearts Suite. She has served on faculty for schools throughout the Bay Area and as Artistic Coordinator at Marin Ballet, where she has choreographed more than 20 works. As Smuin’s Ballet Master, she enjoys preserving Michael Smuin’s legacy, as well as collaborating with and being the caretaker of the works of Val Caniparoli, Trey McIntyre, Amy Seiwert, Ma Cong, Helen Pickett, Adam Hougland, Choo-San Goh, and Jiří Kylián. As the inaugural Education Program Director for Smuin Center for Dance, she oversees its successful community engagement, outreach and faculty development.

Kathryn T Graham

Kathryn T Graham

Production Director and Stage Manager

KT Graham joined Smuin Ballet in 1997 after working as Production Stage Manager and Lighting Designer for Lewitzky Dance Company in Los Angeles, as well as Technical & Lighting Director for Washington Ballet in Washington, D.C. with whom she toured extensively both nationally and internationally. She also engages in freelance projects and has particularly enjoyed serving as Production Stage Manager for Amy Seiwert’s Imagery, Dances from the Heart benefits for The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation, and for the National Dance USA showcase in 2012.

More Credits

 

Company Teachers

Sandra Chinn

Robert Dekkers

Kristine Elliot

Celia Fushille

Valerie Harmon

Amy London

Ben Needham-Wood

Rika Onizuka

Amy Seiwert

Julianne Spratlin

Katarina Wester

 

 

Special Thanks

Richard Binkoff

Ted Helminski

James Horio

Mercedez Munro

Paul Hepfer

Lady Camden

Lily Spruce  Event Planning

 

 

Costume Construction

Mario Alonzo

CMC & Design

Joan Pino

 

 

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

Jake Bagley DPT

Lisa Giannone Active Care Physical Therapy

Jeffrey Cohen Hilot Therapy

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

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

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

Lauri Vaughan* 

Rosemary Welde

*deceased

 

In-Kind Donors

Almanac Brewery

Bay Area News Group

D. John Miller

Grgich Hills Estate

Historic John’s Grill, John Konstin

KAZU

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Project Open Hand

Richard Binkoff

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SF Bay Times

SF Gate

 

Matching Gifts

Does your company match donations? Ask! It’s a great way to double your impact.

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* denotes matching program

 

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

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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 January 1, 2021–January 7, 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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