Celebrated Masters

May 3-4, 2019



Diablo Ballet’s season concludes with Celebrated Masters May 3 – 4, 2019 returning to the Del Valle Theatre.

Immediately after each performance, ticket holders are invited to stay for a post-performance Q&A with our dancers, choreographers and musicians followed by a dessert and coffee reception where you can meet and mingle with the dancers!


Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Choreography:  Val Caniparoli

The romantic Tryst by Val Caniparoli, originally premiered in 1991 for the San Francisco Ballet and is choreographed to the beautiful music of Mozart.

Walk before Talk

Music: Michael Neiman
Choreography: KT Nelson

Walk before Talk by KT Nelson, Co-Artistic Director of ODC/Dance, was created for Diablo Ballet and premiered in 1998. Nelson’s playful style of choreography is highlighted in this modern duet, set to various pieces of music by Michael Nyman.

Swan Lake Suite

Music: Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Marius Petipa

An encore presentation of Swan Lake Suite including the Black Swan Pas de Deux, White Swan Pas de Deux, Coda and Variations will be performed from this classic ballet originally choreographed by Marius Petipa in 1895. Staged by Artistic Director Lauren Jonas and the Company’s regisseur Joanna Berman, the poetry of this timeless ballet and majestic score showcases the Diablo Ballet dancers at their finest.


The performances will be at the Del Valle Theatre in Walnut Creek. See directions