Cecily Stewart is from Santa Barbara, CA and received her dance training from Santa Barbara Ballet Center and Marin Dance Theatre. Since joining State Street Ballet in 2009 she has performed as Jean Veloz in An American Tango, “Russian” in The Nutcracker, and Micaela in Carmen. Cecily is the Founder and Director of State Street Ballet’s arts education program Library Dances, and through this venture has co-created dance/theater productions throughout Santa Barbara, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Legend of Zorro, Romeo & Pirouette, The Great Gatsby, Hamlet(te), and The Scarlett Letter. She is also in partnership with the Léni Fé Bland Fund for the Performing Arts, which brings extensive workshops and performances to the Santa Barbara Unified School District, working in tandem with the SB Symphony. Cecily spearheaded SSB’s “Everybody Dance Day”, funded by an Exploring Engagement Grant from The James Irvine Foundation, bringing free days of dance classes and performances to underserved communities throughout California. She received the 2016 Indy Dance Award for Excellence in Choreography for her work “Anne’s Window”, based on the writings of Anne Frank, her choreography has been performed at SSB’s Modern Masters to critical acclaim, and she still performs with the company in specific roles and projects.