Next Up for SBDT:

2022 Season

January 13-16, 2022

Downtown Santa Barbara

Small SBDT 2022 Poster

ARENA, or 1 of 4 & 4 of 1 by Brandon Whited
   Photo by Fritz Olenberger

Santa Barbara Dance Theater returns to the stage for its Winter 2022 season at Center Stage Theater. 

This performance marks SBDT’s 45th Anniversary Season.


The concert will feature two new works by new Artistic Director, Brandon Whited (Asst. Prof. of Dance/Director of Dance Performance), with Guest Choreography by Nancy Colahan (UCSB, Senior Lecturer), and Weslie Ching (UCSB Dance Alum).  Shifting the creative development model of the company more toward a project-based company Brandon is excited to bring in professional dancers from near and far to engage with the UCSB campus and greater Santa Barbara arts community.  Featured dancers this season are Nicole Powell (Carpinteria, CA), Paige Amicon (Los Angeles, CA), Miche Wong (San Francisco, CA), and Calder White (Vancouver/Toronto), with apprentice-understudy Riley Haley (UCSB Dance class of 2024).


Featured on the program are two solos by Nancy Colahan—excerpts from Pandemic Suite­, created via zoom last year, and a duet—I Don’t Exist Anymore, by Weslie Ching.  Brandon Whited will pick up the winter 2020 creative process for the completion and premiere of to Harbor, and will present a brand new quartet—ARENA, or 1 of 4 & 4 of 1—for the company dancers. The concert features Lighting and Production Design by Michael Klaers in his fifth creative collaboration with Brandon.


Performances run January 13 – 16, 2022.  In accordance with the policy of Center Stage Theater, proof of vaccination is required to attend performances, and masking is mandatory for all audience members.  There will be a livestream option for the Friday Jan. 14th Evening performance and the Sunday Jan. 16 Matinee performance.