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The Best of Ballet22

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August 27, 2021

Ballet22 presents

The Best of Ballet22

Artistic Director: Roberto Vega Ortiz
Executive Director: Theresa Knudson


Evan Ambrose, Lucas Ataide, Lorris Eichinger, Carlos Hopuy, Daniel R. Durrett, Brian Gephart, Roberto Vega Ortiz

Ballet22 was founded in 2020 to push what is possible in ballet by breaking gender stereotypes, specifically by presenting mxn and non binary artists en pointe. Empowering both LGBTQ+ artists and audiences to feel seen and represented, the season celebrates strength, vulnerability and authenticity with both classical and contemporary works that deconstruct tradition and redefine what it is to be a ballet dancer en pointe through a new and progressive lens. The show will include excerpts from Ramón Oller's dramatic and critically acclaimed story-ballet, Carmen, a mix of classic excerpts from Giselle and Le Corsaire, and contemporary works that have been included in past productions by choreographers Joshua Stayton, Jehbreal Jackson, and Myles Thatcher. Stayton's Juntos is a joyous, energetic celebration of being together. Jackson's I Will Follow You Too is a technical and poignant solo, balancing whimsical free movement with a feeling of sincerity and depth. In Thatcher's Heartbeats you will be transported to a club-like environment, where you will witness an array of emotions and interactions you may encounter on an especially memorable night out.

The evening offers something unique for every audience member to savor.

“[Ballet22]. . .open(s)up new realms of possibility and honesty.You want this company to tackle more repertory at once, and for other companies to take note of their clean objectivity of style.”-Alastair Macaulay, Dance historian and former chief dance critic of The New York Times

“.they move with mesmerizing refinement.”- Rachel Howard, San Francisco Chronicle

"...the work was truly transformative, and as a viewer, I knew that I was watching the field shift in real-time." - Heather Desaulniers, Dance critic

Visit Ballet22's website to learn more about the performance company   

Showtime: August 27 at 7:00pm

Tickets: Seating for this performance is RESERVED. Your seat numbers will appear on your ticket so please be attentive when choosing seats and note that our seating chart is fair, but approximate.

Tier 1: $103 Reserved 

Tier 2: $38 Reserved

Tier 5: $23 Reserved

Masks Required for all audience members. We require all attendees to show proof of vaccination or negative test result (taken within 72 hours of the event) along with a photo ID to be admitted to any performance.

Returns Policy:

Returns accepted up to 48 hours before the event.

Service charges may apply for the return of tickets as follows:

  1. Return for store credit: 5.00% of the ticket price is deducted
  2. Refund to your credit card: 5.00% of the ticket price is deducted

Exchange / Upgrade Policy:

Exchange / upgrade accepted within the same event (no money back) Click here to go to the event

Exchange / upgrade accepted up to 48 hours before the event.

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5.00 / 5.00 based on 7 reviews

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   Amazing dancers, ground-breaking work

Aug 31, 2021
by: Andrew Bowen

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Aug 30, 2021
by: Matthew Berger

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Aug 28, 2021
by: Dennis Mitchell

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Aug 27, 2021
by: Jim Sirianni

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     What an amazing and dynamic program! I loved the work and appreciate the mission of this company, to allow ballet to become more gender fluid, breaking the barriers of typical archetypes.

Aug 27, 2021
by: Verified consumer

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   Incredible talent! What a high energy evening of committed artistry. So fortunate to have the unique company Ballet22 perform in Santa Barbara. Glorious, joyful, and emotional! Thank you to Center Stage for hosting them. A much needed dose of culture during the ongoing pandemic. Entering in with ID and vaccination card was so easy and convenient. Hope to see Ballet22 again soon and another interesting show at Center Stage.

Aug 27, 2021
by: Anahid Papakhian

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Aug 27, 2021
by: Deby Tygell
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