Rodney Gustafson is a former member of the American Ballet Theatre in New York City. He has also been a member of the Geneva Ballet in Switzerland and the Cleveland Ballet. Mr.Gustafson has worked directly with Mikhail Baryshnikov, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Anthony Tudor, Glen Tetley, Alvin Ailey, and Rudolf Nureyev. Mr.Gustafson has a BS in Business Administration from the University of Arizona,and an MA in Business Administration from Antioch University,where he recently received the highly-regarded Horace Mann Award. Mr. Gustafson directs Santa Barbara’s only fully professional ballet company, State Street Ballet, now in its twentieth year. He is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training in Primary through Level 7 of the ABT® National training Curriculum.