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​Synapse Dance Theater Contemporary Dance Ensemble

Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. 

General Admission: $20, At-the-Door: $22
The Broad Stage​ at the SMC Performing Arts Center
1310 11th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401  

For over 40 years, Synapse Dance Theater, Santa Monica College Contemporary Dance Ensemble, has contributed to the cultural life of Los Angeles by offering innovative dance presentations on campus, in schools, as well as area theaters. The performance showcases new repertory by guest and faculty artists, and student choreographers.

  • ​Directors: Jae Lee and Mark Tomasic.
  • Faculty Choreographers: Angela Jordan, Jae Lee, Caleb Mitchell, Karen McDonald, Mark Tomasic and Vanessa Van Wormer.
  • Guest Choreographer: Lillian Barbeito.​
  • SMC Student Choreographers: Ariel Scott, Milo Poon Fear, Ari Pulido and Judith Zaoui.​​​

Dance Styles: Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Hip-Hop and more!

Global Motion World Dance Company

Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday, November 19th, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. 

General Admission: $20, At-the-Door: $22
The Broad Stage​ at the SMC Performing Arts Center
1310 11th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401 ​

Global Motion World Dance CompanyGlobal Motion is a world dance performance company that expresses the concept of humanity in the form of global citizenship. The company is composed of SMC students who learn, rehearse and perform world dance styles. It provides students a platform to experience and learn about other cultures through world dance while working with choreographers who are professionals and experts in the field of world dance.

  • Directors: Raquel Ramirez and Sri Susilowati
    • Faculty Choreographers: Laura Canellias, Kealli Ceballos, Angela Jordan, Gustavo Gonzalez and Raquel Ramirez.
    • Guest Artists: Sevi Bayraktar, Mi Ja Kim and Wilfried Souly.​
    • Student Choreographers: Nazani Badiei, Veniel Espanol, Alex Garcia and Sandra Lee.​


Dance Styles: Tahitian, Mexican Folklorico, West African, Contemporary Ballet, Lyrical Jazz, Capoeira, Tango/Samba, Salsa, Indonesian, Taiko, English Country, Danza Azteca and more! ​

Ticket Info

Tickets sell out quickly. Advance tickets are highly recommended. To purchase online tickets click here: http://www.smc.edu/ACG/Marketing/Events/Pages/Dance.aspx  or purchase in person at the SMC Theatre Arts Box Office:

SMC Box Office, SMC Main Campus
1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8.30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

A modest service charge will apply, view charges.

General Admission: $20
At-the-Door: $22

Pre-sale tickets will be available for pick up at Will Call the evening of the performance, please arrive at least 20 minutes early to pick up your tickets.​

The Box Office opens 45 minutes before showtime.

Photos by Charles Mark-Walker, 2013