Festival Ballet Dances!

S.B. Festival Ballet's spring show, featuring guest artists Chauncey Parsons and Christina McCarthy.

When: Saturday, May 16, 2009, 2 p.m.

Where: Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara

Cost: $20

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Dance performance


Artistic Director Denise Rinaldi, along with choreographers Valerie Huston and Christina McCarthy, present Santa Barbara Festival Ballets spring show, "Festival Ballet Dances!" at Center Stage Theater, Paseo Nuevo Mall.

Special guest artist Chauncey Parsons of Oregon Ballet Theater will perform modern duet 'Hibiki' with wife Makino Hayashi. Parsons was born in Santa Barbara, began dancing at age 12 at the Santa Barbara Ballet Center under the guidance of Denise Rinaldi and Michelle Anderson. With a 1997 full scholarship to Kirov Academy of Dance in Washington D.C., he trained under Vladimir Djouloukhadze and graduated in 2000. The piece concludes with the Chorale movement - an ensemble journey of floating meditative energy. Christina McCarthy , a lecturer in the Dance Program at UC Santa Barbara will introduce 'Quadrant' and 'Flight'.

For ticket information call Center Stage Theater at or visit

Phone: 805-963-0408

Event posted May 8, 2009
Last updated Jan. 11, 2010


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