News & Events
We are pleased to announce four new company members to the Smuin Ballet family for our 2014/15 UNBELIEVABLE Season; Sarah Nyfield, Robert Moore, Dustin James, and Kevin James.
“Wow, what a talent!” Tehila Eisenstat thought when she first encountered Michael Smuin. “I loved his creativity and his beautiful personality. He was one of a kind.” Tehila began supporting Michael Smuin during his tenure at San Francisco Ballet, and when Michael founded his own company in 1994 she remained an ardent fan. “I knew something fantastic would happen,” she recalls, and she has never been disappointed.
After a successful career of lighting up the stage with his incredible versatility, most notably his fierce tapping and electric stage presence for the past 16 seasons with Smuin Ballet, Shannon Hurlburt has decided to transition out of performing as a full-time dancer and focus his energies on fatherhood and becoming a personal trainer, which has been a growing interest throughout his career.
On May 4th, we hosted a special Alumni performance to celebrate our 20th Anniversary season with our electrifying XXCENTRIC Dance Series at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
We were thrilled to have Graff Diamonds host an in-store event celebrating Smuin Ballet’s 20 years of excellence.
Browse through the recap of the fantastic photos from our 20th Anniversary Gala, which was held at the San Francisco Design Center’s Galleria!
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.
After twenty successful seasons, we definitely have our share of intriguing moments and traditions that we have adopted. Read more to find out some tidbits you may be surprised to learn about Smuin Ballet!