Directed by Delila Moseley

In residence, Department of Theater and Dance, University of California, Santa Barbara


         Versatile, vibrant, passionate

         Ambassadors of American modern dance 


Gianna Burright

Stephanie Gilliland

Anna Halprin

José Limón

Andrea Miller

Yvonne Rainier


The UCSB Dance Company 2016-2017 is an 11 member student dance company under the direction of Delila Moseley. Now in its 27th year, the company offers graduating senior dance majors the opportunity to perform and travel as a pre-professional dance company. The company performs at the University, in downtown Santa Barbara, on tour in California and other western states, and has toured internationally, twice to China, six times to Italy, three times to Prague, Czech Republic, and once to Cyprus. This year the tour will expand to include London, England, and Athens, Greece. The UCSB Dance Company presents lecture-demonstrations in elementary schools, high schools, and community colleges as well as repertory concerts in theatrical venues. Each year the company features works by guest choreographers, from reconstructions of classic works of modern dance, to cutting edge contemporary choreography.


Touring dates available April 23 – May 9, 2017.

The UCSB Dance Company will return to Europe for the seventh time in the spring of 2017 to perform an exciting new repertory. The company is planning to add new venues to the tour – London, England and Athens, Greece, as well as returning to Cyprus and Italy. Choreographic works include “ Pupil Suite” by Andrea Miller of Gallim Dance (New York), “Buffalo” by Stephanie Gilliland, Los Angeles contemporary choreographer and Gianna Burright, MFA candidate. The company will perform “Dances for Isadora” by Jose Limon and an excerpt from “Psalm”, The Running Dance. The company performs an exciting evening of dance – eleven young dancers in intriguing and breathtaking choreographies.

The company is also available for workshops, master classes, and seminars in various forms of contemporary dance. Alice Condodina, Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Limón Master Dance Artist, is available for Lectures and Conferences on American Choreographer José Limón, and offers courses in Performance Techniques for student dancers.


The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

Mexico - 3 tours

China, 2008 & 2009 with Santa Barbara Dance Theater

Italy 2011 - 2016

Italy, Prague, Czech Republic, and Cyprus 2014-2016


Santa Barbara Independent review of Trajectory by Elizabeth Schwyzer, 2013

            “fully professional”

            “focused, assured, and fully immersed in the essence of the work’

            “powerful evening of dance”

            “ecstatic heights”

Santa Barbara Independent review of the UCSB Dance Company at Center Stage Theater by Elizabeth Schwyzer, 2013

Noozhawk review of Trajectory by Justine Sutton, 2013


            “stamina is considerable and impressive”

            “strong and varied program”

            “excellent work”

Noozhawk review of Unbound Confessions by Gerald Carpenter, 2012



For more information about the UCSB Dance Company, please contact Delila Moseley at (805) 451-0553 or delila1009@earthlink.net

All photos credit Stephen Sherrill.