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Diablo Ballet Story Times

  Join Diablo Ballet for our Once Upon a Time Story Times! Diablo Ballet Company dancer, Jackie McConnell, and performers will bring the classic fairytale of Cinderella to life in this 30 minute interactive reading. Cinderella and her prince will teach our young audience members a few dance steps.  Children are invited to dress up […]

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Dance Notes: Diablo Ballet – 25 Years and Counting

By Diane Claytor Diablo Ballet will turn 25 years old in March, 2019. From now until that auspices date, there will be periodic blog posts taking you from the very beginning, when this incredible company was a mere idea, to the gala celebrating this remarkable accomplishment. At the Beginning… Once upon a time, in a […]

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Diablo Ballet Brings Beauty and Excitement in 24th Season

by Diane Claytor The outside temperature may give no indication that autumn is right around the corner, but stores are touting Halloween products and colder weather clothing, reminding us that it, will, indeed, be here before we know it. And with the fall season, comes more – and better — adult entertainment options: new TV […]

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Is Ballet a Dying Art Form?

By Diane Claytor Las Lomas High School (Walnut Creek) graduating senior Caroline Fuller recently wrote her senior paper on this very topic. A former volunteer with Diablo Ballet, Caroline interviewed Lauren Jonas, the Ballet’s co-founder, as she researched her paper. When asked, Lauren said she “loves what Caroline wrote” and does, indeed, agree with much […]

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Diablo Ballet Closes Out Incredible Season with Another Spectacular Program

By Diane Claytor Diablo Ballet’s spectacular 23rd season comes to an end with it’s final performance at Walnut Creek’s Del Valle Theatre May 5-6. And like all the shows before, this Celebrated Masters program promises to be filled with both classical and contemporary repertoires, incredible artistry, gracefulness and simply beautiful dancing. As Bryn Namavari of […]

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