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Graff Diamonds Are Forever!

Director at Graff Diamonds Robert Atkinson and Smuin Ballet Artistic and Executive Director Celia Fushille with the company

Director at Graff Diamonds Robert Atkinson and Smuin Ballet Artistic and Executive Director Celia Fushille with the company Photo: Drew Altizer photography

We were thrilled to have Graff Diamonds host an in-store event celebrating Smuin Ballet’s 20 years of excellence.

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Highlights from Smuin Ballet’s 20th XXTRAVAGANZA!

Photo: Drew Altizer Photography

Photo: Drew Altizer Photography

Browse through the recap of the fantastic photos from our 20th Anniversary Gala, which was held at the San Francisco Design Center’s Galleria!

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XXTRAVAGANZA – 20 Years of Smuin Magic!

The Honorable Willie Brown with the company at the 2013 Gala

The Honorable Willie Brown with the company at the 2013 Gala

Our 20th Anniversary marks a pinnacle moment in the history of Smuin Ballet! We are thrilled to be celebrating this momentous occasion at the impressive Galleria at the San Francisco Design Center.

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Surprising Facts About Smuin Ballet You Might Not Know!

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Photo: Michael Smuin’s “Carmina Burana”.
Dancer: Allison Jay with the men of the company.

After twenty successful seasons, we definitely have our share of intriguing moments and traditions that we have adapted. Read more to find out some tidbits you may be surprised to learn about Smuin Ballet!

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Our 4th Choreography Showcase

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2014-2015 Season

Smuin Ballet Company Audition for 2014-15 season

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A Warm Welcome Back to Shannon Hurlburt!

"Belle of Dublin" - The Christmas Ballet

Shannon in Michael Smuin’s “Bells of Dublin” – The Christmas Ballet

We are so pleased to have Smuin Ballet veteran Shannon Hurlburt back on stage with us in his signature role, “The Bells of Dublin” in this year’s XXmas The Christmas Ballet.

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From real life cowgirl to onstage Rodeo – get to know Erica Chipp

Erica and Wes Krukow. Photo by Keith Sutter

Erica in Smuin’s Carmina Burana. Partnered by Wes Krukow. Photo by Keith Sutter

 

Although born in Australia, Erica Chipp grew up in Gardnerville, Nevada as a little horseback-riding cowgirl who also shared a love of dancing.

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Bay Area Native Aidan DeYoung Returns

Aidan DeYoung in "Carmina Burana" Photo: Keith Sutter Photography

Aidan DeYoung in “Carmina Burana”
Photo: Keith Sutter Photography

Though Aidan DeYoung did not start training in classical ballet until later on, dance and music have always been a huge part of his life…

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Amy Seiwert reflects on her ballet “Dear Miss Cline”

Erin Yarbrough and company in "Dear Miss Cline" Photo: David DeSilva

Erin Yarbrough and company in “Dear Miss Cline” Photo: David DeSilva

“Michael Smuin’s voice is often in my head while making ballets, making his opinion loudly but lovingly known….”

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