Smuin’s Fiercely Festive The Christmas Ballet
Choreography by Michael Smuin plus inventive premieres for 2022!
Smuin Ballet’s fiercely festive 2022 edition of The Christmas Ballet returns. It is our gift to the Bay Area showcasing Smuin’s exquisite signature style in a dazzling program of ballet, contemporary, character, Broadway jazz, and tap in two acts.
Ring in the holidays with Smuin’s The Christmas Ballet. Every performance is brimming with sublime classical ballet set to carols and showstopping contemporary works danced to pop music favorites. With choreography by Michael Smuin and inventive premieres by up-and-coming dancemakers, Smuin unwraps surprises and new treats each year.
Our yuletide spectacular was declared “sheer joy . . . the finest toast to the season” by the San Francisco Chronicle. Bay Area performances of our irrepressible holiday classic open in Walnut Creek on November 19.
And mark your calendars for Smuin’s The Christmas Ballet LGBTQ+ Night performance in San Francisco on December 20 to benefit Project Open Hand. The show features new delights and a twist on our annual holiday tradition that adds culture, community, charity, and miles of cheer to Smuin’s The Christmas Ballet.
Smuin’s fiercely festive tradition tours the Bay Area again this year, spreading holiday cheer to every member of the family. Make plans today to join us!
Dates and Locations
November 19-20, 2022: Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
December 1-4, 2022: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
December 9-10, 2022: Sunset Center, Carmel
December 14-24, 2022: Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA, San Francisco
The Christmas Ballet LGBTQ+ Night
December 20, 2022 at 7:30: Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA, San Francisco. The LGBTQ+ Night will benefit Project Open Hand
We invite you to become a season ticket subscriber or buy individual tickets for our performances.
If you are interested in subscribing to Smuin’s 2022/23 season, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the San Francisco Box Office at 415.912.1899 ext 1.
Photos of Mengjun Chen and Terez Dean Orr by Chris Hardy