About

The Montecito School of Ballet is the studio of choice for many of Santa Barbara's finest dance companies working in a broad range of styles.   Companies in residence include:

Got Country? (Line Dancing)
 
SonneBlauma Danscz Theatre (Contemporary Dance, Physical Theater, Performance & Emerging Genres)
 
Photo: Moska Majcen of Slovenian Dance Company IGEN
SB-ADaPT performer and SonneBlauma's newest collaborator. 
Photo by Robert Salas.
2011 Company Members:  Misa & Stephen Kelly, Weslie Ching, Joanna Nobbe, Moska Majcen

SonneBlauma has been in residence at the Montecito School of Ballet since 2005.  The studio's affordable rates has enabled them to rehearse three times a week in a well equipped space year round.  The ability to be able to afford to rehearse on a consistent basis rather than project to project has enabled them to expand their programing to the degree that they are able to complete over 25 events & projects a year.  

SonneBlauma activities range from hosting studio showings, teaching and presenting master classes at the studio, performing locally, nationally and internationally in choreographic showcases and Festivals, touring California as a part of their 3 Cities: 3 Choreographers project, and most recently producing their first festival, the SB-ADaPT (A Dance and Physical Theater) Festival.   


Of the studio Co-Artistic Directors Misa & Stephen Kelly express that "Delila Moseley does an outstanding job of creating an environment condusive to growing an international dance company committed to a high degree of professionalism and excellence. While the majority of other studios in town focus primarily on education the Montecito School of Ballet has created a welcoming space for those who seek to focus primarily on the creative process and becoming a local, national and international presence in the professional world of dance.   In addition to the comings and goings of students there are the comings and goings of many of the local companies.  Ambience, affordability, and well equipped rehearsal space is everything.  The professional edge in the space has really enabled us to have the type of focus necessary to take the company to an exciting new level."