Cecily Stewart is from Santa Barbara, CA and received her dance training from Santa Barbara Ballet Center and Marin Dance Theatre. After performing with Richmond Ballet and New York Theatre Ballet, Cecily joined State Street Ballet in 2009. She now serves as the Director of Education for the company in addition to being on the faculty of Gustafson Dance.
Cecily graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts from St. Mary’s College in 2014. 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 which give hundreds of local students a chance to explore dance and create academic connections. Cecily spearheaded SSB’s “Everybody Dance Day”, funded by The James Irvine Foundation, which brought free days of dance classes and performances to under-served communities throughout California during the summers of 2016 and 2017. She received the 2016 Indy Dance Award for Excellence in Choreography for her work “Anne’s Window” and has created multiple works for State Street Ballet. Cecily is thrilled to be able to share her love of dance with the next generation of artists.