Hail to the Chief – The Journey of Maria Tallchief

By Diane Claytor “When you sleep, sleep like a ballerina.  Even on the street waiting for a bus, stand like a ballerina.”  These words were spoken by instructor Bronislava Nijinska to a teen-aged Maria Tallchief, the first Native American to become a prima ballerina.  And they are the words Tallchief lived by during her 23 […]

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The Enduring Allure of Swan Lake

By Liesl Ferreira It’s been said that Swan Lake is a must see for any balletomane, but I’ll venture to say it’s a must see for newcomers to dance as well. In addition to its elegance and beauty, it’s got some serious elements of intrigue: a flawed prince, an enchanted swan, ill-fated love, and my […]

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Something Dancers Will Love to Unwrap

Over the past few months, many of our friends from Twitter, Facebook, and this blog have been in touch with us about how they can get those cool, snazzy Diablo Ballet t shirts you see in many of our pictures.  These shirts were mainly for our artistic staff and dancers.  That was…until now! For the […]

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