Smuin Contemporary American Ballet’s Artistic Director Celia Fushille marks 10 years leading the company by honouring its founder

Smuin dancer Valerie Harmon (right) and the Smuin company in Madness, Rack, and Honey by Garrett Ammon, presented as part of Smuin's Dance Series 01 in the 2016/2017 season. Photo credit: Chris Hardy

Celia Fushille, Artistic Director of Smuin Contemporary American Ballet is this year celebrating 10 years at the helm of the company that has become one of the most successful contemporary ballet companies in the US. 

Celia shares her own journey from dancing with the San Francisco Ballet where she met and worked with Michael Smuin and joining him to found his own company that was to become her home as a principal dancer and her future as artistic director.

Listen to Celia talk about her transition from dancer to director following Michael Smuin’s untimely death and her vision for the future of the company that she continues to nurture while honouring the company’s founder. Celia is exceptionally intelligent, creative and as a female leader, an inspiration not just to female dancers but to all women.

Smuin Ballet has an exciting programme with new choreography from a wide range of artists, including their own dancers. Check out the 2018 programme, especially Smuin Ballet’s ‘The Christmas Show’ currently on show with rave reviews, book your tickets here.