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Smuin Contemporary Ballet

Contemporary Ballet

san francisco

dance group

Smuin Contemporary Ballet

Contemporary Ballet

san francisco

dance group

Smuin pushes the boundaries of contemporary ballet within a distinctly American style, combining classical ballet training, technique, and artistry with uncommon physicality and expression. Smuin offers audiences an experience of ballet that is entertaining, evocative, and original.

Read Our Story

Smuin Contemporary Ballet

Contemporary Ballet

san francisco

dance group

Smuin Contemporary Ballet

Contemporary Ballet

san francisco

dance group

Smuin pushes the boundaries of contemporary ballet within a distinctly American style, combining classical ballet training, technique, and artistry with uncommon physicality and expression. Smuin offers audiences an experience of ballet that is entertaining, evocative, and original.

Read Our Story
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Beg Adult Dance Sampler Series

About this class
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Sample a taste of a variety of dance styles in classes taught by Smuin Contemporary Ballet's Company dancers in these sessions that run one day a week for 4 consecutive weeks. Choose Tuesday nights, Saturday mornings, or both! Come move and groove with us in a supportive and fun atmosphere. No previous experience required. Subject to change. NOTE: This a series of classes (typically 4 consecutive weeks) that may already be underway. Please visit the Smuin Dance Center site for the latest schedule. You may also contact Ellen Gaintner at egaintner@smuinballet.org with any questions or for more information. Example offering: Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm 3/10 - Ballet with Ian Buchanan 3/17 - Jazz with Cassidy Isaacson 3/24 - Character with Mengjun Chen 3/31 - Contemporary with Brennan Wall Saturdays, 10:30 am - 12 pm 3/14 - Ballet with Tess Lane 3/21 - Hip Hop with Ben Needham-Wood 3/28 - Castanets with Tessa Barbour 4/4 - Contemporary with Valerie Harmon

Tuesday

6:00p - 7:30p

All Levels

Smuin Dance Center
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Tuesday

6:00p - 7:30p

All Levels

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Smuin Dance Center

1830 17th St,
san francisco, CA 94130

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Saturday

10:30a - 12:00p

All Levels

Smuin Dance Center
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san francisco

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Saturday

10:30a - 12:00p

All Levels

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Smuin Dance Center

1830 17th St,
san francisco, CA 94130

visit website

*Please confirm schedules with studio


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in studio

Beg/Int Ballet Series

About this class
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Beginning/Intermediate Ballet is a mixed level class that will be tailored to the dancers enrolled. This is a great opportunity for beginners to challenge themselves and intermediate dancers to focus on the fundamentals of ballet technique in a fun, supportive atmosphere. Subject to change. Choose Monday mornings, Wednesday mornings, or both! NOTE: This a series of classes (typically 4 consecutive weeks) that may already be underway. Please visit the Smuin Dance Center site for the latest schedule.

Monday

10:00a - 11:30a

Beginning / Intermediate

Smuin Dance Center
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san francisco

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Monday

10:00a - 11:30a

Beginning / Intermediate

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Smuin Dance Center

1830 17th St,
san francisco, CA 94130

visit website

Wednesday

10:00a - 11:30a

Beginning / Intermediate

Smuin Dance Center
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san francisco

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Wednesday

10:00a - 11:30a

Beginning / Intermediate

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Smuin Dance Center

1830 17th St,
san francisco, CA 94130

visit website

*Please confirm schedules with studio


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Int Ballet Series

About this class
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Intermediate ballet classes designed for the Bay Area's vibrant adult dance community! Classes will be tailored to the dancers enrolled as Smuin's Company dancers share their unique perspectives. Previous ballet training required. Subject to change. Sign up for Wednesday evenings, Saturday mornings, or both! NOTE: This a series of classes (typically 4 consecutive weeks) that may already be underway. Please visit the Smuin Dance Center site for the latest schedule. Example offering: Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm 3/11 - Mengjun Chen 3/18 - Terez Dean Orr 3/25 - Ian Buchanan 4/1 - Brennan Wall

Wednesday

6:00p - 7:30p

Intermediate

Smuin Dance Center
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san francisco

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Wednesday

6:00p - 7:30p

Intermediate

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Smuin Dance Center

1830 17th St,
san francisco, CA 94130

visit website

*Please confirm schedules with studio


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in studio

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Int Ballet+ Workshop Series

About this class
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Ballet classes and workshops designed for the Bay Area's vibrant adult dance community. Classes will be tailored to the dancers enrolled as Smuin's Company dancers share their unique perspectives. Previous ballet training required. Subject to change. NOTE: This a series of classes (typically 4 consecutive weeks) that may already be underway. Please visit the Smuin Dance Center site for the latest schedule. Example offering: Saturdays, 12 pm - 2:30 pm 3/14 - Ballet + Variations with Joao Sampaio 3/21 - Ballet + Contemporary with Ben Needham-Wood 3/28 - Ballet + Castanets with Tessa Barbour 4/4 - Ballet + Variations with Valerie Harmon

Saturday

12:00p - 2:30p

Intermediate

Smuin Dance Center
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san francisco

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Saturday

12:00p - 2:30p

Intermediate

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Smuin Dance Center

1830 17th St,
san francisco, CA 94130

visit website

*Please confirm schedules with studio


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Company Class

About this class
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Current and former professional dancers may inquire about taking Company class. Company class is taught weekday mornings from 9:30-10:45 am by a rotating list of world class teachers. To inquire, please email info@smuinballet.org.

Monday

9:30a - 10:45a

Advanced / Pro

Smuin Dance Center
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san francisco

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Monday

9:30a - 10:45a

Advanced / Pro

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Smuin Dance Center

1830 17th St,
san francisco, CA 94130

visit website

Tuesday

9:30a - 10:45a

Advanced / Pro

Smuin Dance Center
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san francisco

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Tuesday

9:30a - 10:45a

Advanced / Pro

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Smuin Dance Center

1830 17th St,
san francisco, CA 94130

visit website

Wednesday

9:30a - 10:45a

Advanced / Pro

Smuin Dance Center
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san francisco

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Wednesday

9:30a - 10:45a

Advanced / Pro

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Smuin Dance Center

1830 17th St,
san francisco, CA 94130

visit website

Thursday

9:30a - 10:45a

Advanced / Pro

Smuin Dance Center
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san francisco

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Thursday

9:30a - 10:45a

Advanced / Pro

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Smuin Dance Center

1830 17th St,
san francisco, CA 94130

visit website

Friday

9:30a - 10:45a

Advanced / Pro

Smuin Dance Center
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san francisco

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Friday

9:30a - 10:45a

Advanced / Pro

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Smuin Dance Center

1830 17th St,
san francisco, CA 94130

visit website

*Please confirm schedules with studio


founder

Michael Smuin

Founder, Artistic Director

1994 - 2007

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members

Zachary Artice

Dancer

2019 - present

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Tessa Barbour

Dancer

2016 - present

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Ian Buchanan

Dancer

2018 - present

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Maggie Carey

Dancer

2018 - present

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Mengjun Chen

Dancer

2015 - present

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Ricardo Dyer

Dancer

2019 - present

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Kaila Feldpausch

Dancer

2019 - present

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Cassidy Isaacson

Dancer

2019 - present

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Peter Kurta

Dancer

2018 - present

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Tess Lane

Dancer

2018 - present

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Ben Needham-Wood

Dancer, Rehearsal Assistant

2013 - present

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Terez Dean Orr

Dancer

2008 - present

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Lauren Pschirrer

Dancer

2016 - present

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João Sampaio

Dancer

2019 - present

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Max van der Sterre

Dancer

2018 - present

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Brennan Wall

Dancer

2019 - present

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Erin Yarbrough-Powell

Dancer

2003 - present

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Our Story

In 1994, Michael Smuin set out to “infuse ballet with the rhythm, speed, and syncopation of American popular culture,” and Smuin Contemporary Ballet (née Smuin Ballets/SF, or more recently, Smuin Ballet) was born. Michael Smuin’s vision lives on following his sudden passing in 2007, and the Company continues to push the boundaries of contemporary ballet within a distinctly modern style, combining classical ballet training, technique, and artistry with uncommon physicality and expression

Our Story

In 1994, Michael Smuin set out to “infuse ballet with the rhythm, speed, and syncopation of American popular culture,” and Smuin Contemporary Ballet (née Smuin Ballets/SF, or more recently, Smuin Ballet) was born. Michael Smuin’s vision lives on following his sudden passing in 2007, and the Company continues to push the boundaries of contemporary ballet within a distinctly modern style, combining classical ballet training, technique, and artistry with uncommon physicality and expression

Join

the

community

Empower the dancer in you. Showcase your moves and discover more ways to dance.

Smuin Contemporary Ballet

Contemporary Ballet

san francisco

dance group

Smuin Contemporary Ballet

Contemporary Ballet

san francisco

dance group

Smuin pushes the boundaries of contemporary ballet within a distinctly American style, combining classical ballet training, technique, and artistry with uncommon physicality and expression. Smuin offers audiences an experience of ballet that is entertaining, evocative, and original.

Read Our Story

Smuin Contemporary Ballet

Contemporary Ballet

san francisco

dance group

Smuin Contemporary Ballet

Contemporary Ballet

san francisco

dance group

Smuin pushes the boundaries of contemporary ballet within a distinctly American style, combining classical ballet training, technique, and artistry with uncommon physicality and expression. Smuin offers audiences an experience of ballet that is entertaining, evocative, and original.

Read Our Story
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Beg Adult Dance Sampler Series

About this class
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Sample a taste of a variety of dance styles in classes taught by Smuin Contemporary Ballet's Company dancers in these sessions that run one day a week for 4 consecutive weeks. Choose Tuesday nights, Saturday mornings, or both! Come move and groove with us in a supportive and fun atmosphere. No previous experience required. Subject to change. NOTE: This a series of classes (typically 4 consecutive weeks) that may already be underway. Please visit the Smuin Dance Center site for the latest schedule. You may also contact Ellen Gaintner at egaintner@smuinballet.org with any questions or for more information. Example offering: Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm 3/10 - Ballet with Ian Buchanan 3/17 - Jazz with Cassidy Isaacson 3/24 - Character with Mengjun Chen 3/31 - Contemporary with Brennan Wall Saturdays, 10:30 am - 12 pm 3/14 - Ballet with Tess Lane 3/21 - Hip Hop with Ben Needham-Wood 3/28 - Castanets with Tessa Barbour 4/4 - Contemporary with Valerie Harmon

Tuesday

6:00p - 7:30p

All Levels

Smuin Dance Center
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san francisco

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Tuesday

6:00p - 7:30p

All Levels

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Smuin Dance Center

1830 17th St,
san francisco, CA 94130

visit website

Saturday

10:30a - 12:00p

All Levels

Smuin Dance Center
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san francisco

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Saturday

10:30a - 12:00p

All Levels

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Smuin Dance Center

1830 17th St,
san francisco, CA 94130

visit website

*Please confirm schedules with studio


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in studio

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in studio

Beg/Int Ballet Series

About this class
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Beginning/Intermediate Ballet is a mixed level class that will be tailored to the dancers enrolled. This is a great opportunity for beginners to challenge themselves and intermediate dancers to focus on the fundamentals of ballet technique in a fun, supportive atmosphere. Subject to change. Choose Monday mornings, Wednesday mornings, or both! NOTE: This a series of classes (typically 4 consecutive weeks) that may already be underway. Please visit the Smuin Dance Center site for the latest schedule.

Monday

10:00a - 11:30a

Beginning / Intermediate

Smuin Dance Center
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san francisco

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Monday

10:00a - 11:30a

Beginning / Intermediate

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Smuin Dance Center

1830 17th St,
san francisco, CA 94130

visit website

Wednesday

10:00a - 11:30a

Beginning / Intermediate

Smuin Dance Center
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san francisco

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Wednesday

10:00a - 11:30a

Beginning / Intermediate

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Smuin Dance Center

1830 17th St,
san francisco, CA 94130

visit website

*Please confirm schedules with studio


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in studio

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in studio

Int Ballet Series

About this class
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Intermediate ballet classes designed for the Bay Area's vibrant adult dance community! Classes will be tailored to the dancers enrolled as Smuin's Company dancers share their unique perspectives. Previous ballet training required. Subject to change. Sign up for Wednesday evenings, Saturday mornings, or both! NOTE: This a series of classes (typically 4 consecutive weeks) that may already be underway. Please visit the Smuin Dance Center site for the latest schedule. Example offering: Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm 3/11 - Mengjun Chen 3/18 - Terez Dean Orr 3/25 - Ian Buchanan 4/1 - Brennan Wall

Wednesday

6:00p - 7:30p

Intermediate

Smuin Dance Center
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san francisco

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Wednesday

6:00p - 7:30p

Intermediate

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Smuin Dance Center

1830 17th St,
san francisco, CA 94130

visit website

*Please confirm schedules with studio


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in studio

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in studio

Int Ballet+ Workshop Series

About this class
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Ballet classes and workshops designed for the Bay Area's vibrant adult dance community. Classes will be tailored to the dancers enrolled as Smuin's Company dancers share their unique perspectives. Previous ballet training required. Subject to change. NOTE: This a series of classes (typically 4 consecutive weeks) that may already be underway. Please visit the Smuin Dance Center site for the latest schedule. Example offering: Saturdays, 12 pm - 2:30 pm 3/14 - Ballet + Variations with Joao Sampaio 3/21 - Ballet + Contemporary with Ben Needham-Wood 3/28 - Ballet + Castanets with Tessa Barbour 4/4 - Ballet + Variations with Valerie Harmon

Saturday

12:00p - 2:30p

Intermediate

Smuin Dance Center
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san francisco

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Saturday

12:00p - 2:30p

Intermediate

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Smuin Dance Center

1830 17th St,
san francisco, CA 94130

visit website

*Please confirm schedules with studio


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in studio

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in studio

Company Class

About this class
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Current and former professional dancers may inquire about taking Company class. Company class is taught weekday mornings from 9:30-10:45 am by a rotating list of world class teachers. To inquire, please email info@smuinballet.org.

Monday

9:30a - 10:45a

Advanced / Pro

Smuin Dance Center
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san francisco

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Monday

9:30a - 10:45a

Advanced / Pro

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Smuin Dance Center

1830 17th St,
san francisco, CA 94130

visit website

Tuesday

9:30a - 10:45a

Advanced / Pro

Smuin Dance Center
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san francisco

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Tuesday

9:30a - 10:45a

Advanced / Pro

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Smuin Dance Center

1830 17th St,
san francisco, CA 94130

visit website

Wednesday

9:30a - 10:45a

Advanced / Pro

Smuin Dance Center
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san francisco

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Wednesday

9:30a - 10:45a

Advanced / Pro

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Smuin Dance Center

1830 17th St,
san francisco, CA 94130

visit website

Thursday

9:30a - 10:45a

Advanced / Pro

Smuin Dance Center
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san francisco

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Thursday

9:30a - 10:45a

Advanced / Pro

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Smuin Dance Center

1830 17th St,
san francisco, CA 94130

visit website

Friday

9:30a - 10:45a

Advanced / Pro

Smuin Dance Center
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san francisco

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Friday

9:30a - 10:45a

Advanced / Pro

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Smuin Dance Center

1830 17th St,
san francisco, CA 94130

visit website

*Please confirm schedules with studio


founder

Michael Smuin

Founder, Artistic Director

1994 - 2007

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members

Zachary Artice

Dancer

2019 - present

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Tessa Barbour

Dancer

2016 - present

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Ian Buchanan

Dancer

2018 - present

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Maggie Carey

Dancer

2018 - present

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Mengjun Chen

Dancer

2015 - present

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Ricardo Dyer

Dancer

2019 - present

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Kaila Feldpausch

Dancer

2019 - present

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Cassidy Isaacson

Dancer

2019 - present

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Peter Kurta

Dancer

2018 - present

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Tess Lane

Dancer

2018 - present

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Ben Needham-Wood

Dancer, Rehearsal Assistant

2013 - present

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Terez Dean Orr

Dancer

2008 - present

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Lauren Pschirrer

Dancer

2016 - present

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João Sampaio

Dancer

2019 - present

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Max van der Sterre

Dancer

2018 - present

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Brennan Wall

Dancer

2019 - present

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Erin Yarbrough-Powell

Dancer

2003 - present

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Our Story

In 1994, Michael Smuin set out to “infuse ballet with the rhythm, speed, and syncopation of American popular culture,” and Smuin Contemporary Ballet (née Smuin Ballets/SF, or more recently, Smuin Ballet) was born. Michael Smuin’s vision lives on following his sudden passing in 2007, and the Company continues to push the boundaries of contemporary ballet within a distinctly modern style, combining classical ballet training, technique, and artistry with uncommon physicality and expression

Our Story

In 1994, Michael Smuin set out to “infuse ballet with the rhythm, speed, and syncopation of American popular culture,” and Smuin Contemporary Ballet (née Smuin Ballets/SF, or more recently, Smuin Ballet) was born. Michael Smuin’s vision lives on following his sudden passing in 2007, and the Company continues to push the boundaries of contemporary ballet within a distinctly modern style, combining classical ballet training, technique, and artistry with uncommon physicality and expression

Join

the

community

Empower the dancer in you. Showcase your moves and discover more ways to dance.