29th Anniversary

March 31, 2023

Celebrate Diablo Ballet’s 29th Anniversary with a one-night only performance at the Lesher Center for the Arts.

The performance will be offered in person with a digital option as well. For the Lesher Center for the Arts main ticket page, click here.  Early bird pricing for both our in-theatre and virtual performances is available through March 8, 2023.   The performance runs one hour in length with no intermission. 

The in-theatre performance will be performed at the Lesher Center for the Arts in the Hofmann Theatre March 31, 2023.

The virtual performance will be a recording of the live performance and will be available for viewing April 7 – 16, 2023. By purchasing a household ticket, you can watch the performance as many times as you like, whenever you like within those 10 days.

Senior communities – please contact dan@diabloballet.org for assistance with your tickets.

Click here to read the full playbill for the performance.


Music: Gioacchino Rossini
Choreography: Gerald Arpino

Diablo Ballet will celebrate its 29th Anniversary with the premiere of Confetti by Gerald Arpino, the former Artistic Associate of the Joffrey Ballet, in honor of his Centennial Celebration on what would have been his 100th birthday. The ballet will be staged by former Joffrey Ballet principal and Artistic Director of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Tom Mossbrocker.


Music: Music by Édouard Deldevez & Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Based on Marius Petipa

The ballet is the creation of French composer Édouard Deldevez and Paris Opéra Ballet Master Joseph Mazilier and staged for the first time in Russia in 1847 for the Imperial Ballet of St. Petersburg by Marius Petipa. Paquita will feature the entire company in a bravura finale.

Elevator Operator

Music: Lesfm, Serge Quadrado, and Redeemin
Choreography: Amanda Farris

Selected by audiences from Diablo Ballet’s first Dance Laboratory in 2022, Diablo Ballet Company dancer, Amanda Farris premieres her first work for Diablo Ballet on the Lesher Center stage. The ballet was inspired by Farris’ love of Bossa Nova music. Farris stated, “It’s unfortunate that this music is often relegated to be used as elevator music or generic background music, so I wanted to create a story where it takes the spotlight in a collective daydream. Using magical realism, it takes a look at how we can find joy in the commonplace or the mundane.”


The virtual presentation will be a recording of the live performance and will be available for viewing Friday, April 7, 2023 at 9:00 am PST through Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 9:00 pm PST. One ticket per household.  Tickets can be purchased through Sunday, April 16 at 7:00 pm PST.