28th Anniversary Performance

April 7, 2022

Celebrate Diablo Ballet’s 28th Anniversary with a one-night only performance at the Lesher Center for the Arts.

Immediately following the performance, continue the celebration at our 28th Anniversary Gala and dinner with the dancers.

The performance will be offered in person with a digital option as well. In theatre tickets are available through the Lesher Center for the Arts ticket office. Purchases can be made online, by calling (925) 943-SHOW or in person at the ticket office.

The in-theatre performance will be performed at the Lesher Center for the Arts in the Hofmann Theatre April 7, 2022. Click here to read through the Lesher Center for the Arts updated vaccination and safety guidelines. Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 is required for all guests age 12 and over, and face coverings are required to be worn by all guests age two and over when visiting the Lesher Center for the Arts.

The digital performance will be a recording of the live performance and will be available for viewing over ten days after the live performance. Tickets for the virtual performances will be available this January.

Senior communities – please contact dan@diabloballet.org for assistance with your virtual tickets. Any senior community orders placed through this webpage web page will be cancelled without refund.

Sur le Fil

Music: Michael Wall, Yann Tiersen, Moondog
Choreography:Penny Saunders

Featured on the program is the company premiere of Penny Saunders’ Sur le Fil which premiered with Tulsa Ballet 2 in 2018.  The ballet was inspired by Saunders’ thoughts around the mischievousness nature of life, and the common reality we share of having personal secrets that we would prefer kept in the dark.


Music: Dead Combo
Choreography: Bruno Roque

Included on the program is a command performance of the humorous and exciting Frugivory by Portuguese choreographer and former principal dancer of Ballet de Monte Carlo, Bruno Roque. The ballet was originally commissioned for Seattle Dance Collective with dancers from Pacific Northwest Ballet and is a light, unphilosophical take on the idea that the object of our desire can drive us, or blind us.


Music: Antonio Vivaldi
Choreography: Stanton Welch

A sweeping contemporary ballet set to music by Antonio Vivaldi, Orange is danced by three couples and choreographed by Australian choreographer Stanton Welch who is the Artistic Director at Houston Ballet.

Flames of Paris

Music: Boris Asafyev
Choreography: Vasily Vainonen

An encore presentation of the spectacular Flames of Paris staged by Lauren Jonas featuring the entire company. The ballet set to music by Boris Asafyev based on songs of the French Revolution originally premiered at the Kirov Theatre in Leningrad in 1932 and later premiered by the Bolshoi Ballet 1933.


Single tickets are on sale through the Lesher Center for the Arts.
The performances will be at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. See directions