AD&M Performance Group (formerly Ballet Santa Barbara)
began presenting professional contemporary ballet performances in Santa Barbara
in March, 2006, and has presented five concert series since then as well as a residency
at the Lobero Theatre in 2010. Noted by local reviewers for a diverse and interesting
repertoire performed by excellent local and guest dancers, the company has established
itself as a viable and respected professional performing ensemble in Santa Barbara.
Community Outreach includes "Dance: Up Close and Cultural", a free, intergenerational outreach workshop and performance by AD&M Performance Group in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department, and lecture demonstrations in local venues such as the Westside Boys and Girls Club and local public high schools.
Performance Group Artists
Performances feature works by local, national, and international choreographers and composers. Our dancers hail from Santa Barbara with guests from points beyond. We are honored to have in our repertory the last two works choreographed by the late Benjamin Harkarvy, founder of Netherands Dance Theatre, Artistic Director of the Pennsylvania Ballet, and Director of Dance at the Juilliard School. Find Out More...
AD&M Performance Group has produced several concert seasons at various locations in Santa Barbara, including the Marjorie Luke Theater and Center Stage. The company has produced community outreach performances at the Carrillo Recreation Center and, most recently, presented Wisperfal in residence at the Lobero Theatre. Find Out More...
Our repetoire includes works by choreographers from Santa Barbara, especially artistic director Carrie Diamond, by guest choreographers from the East Coast, and the last two works of Benjamin Harkarvy, founder of the Netherlands Dance Theatre and former director of the Juilliard School Dance Division. Find Out More...