Once Upon a Time

March 22-23, 2019



Diablo Ballet celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a world premiere of a full length fairytale ballet, Once Upon a Time, March 22 – 23, 2019 at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. Children in attendance are invited to dress up as their favorite fairytale character and stay and meet the dancers after the performances.

Join us for these special events prior to our performances on Saturday, March 23rd:
• A free Story Time at Bedford Gallery at 1 pm. Mayor Cindy Silva and costumed
performers will bring the story of Cinderella to life.
• A pre-show happy hour at Massimo Ristorante at 6:30 pm with Artistic Director, Lauren Jonas and Choreographer, Julia Adam.

Once Upon a Time

Music: Sections from George Gershwin’s “An American in Paris” and Benjamin Britten’s “The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra”
Choreography: Julia Adam

Join Diablo Ballet on a fairytale adventure where you will meet Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow White and more.  This world premiere ballet, choreographed by renowned dance maker, Julia Adam, will be accompanied live by the Contra Costa Wind Symphony. The program will also include a short film retrospective by award-winning filmmaker, Walter Yamazaki, about the company’s history featuring alumni and performance clips.


The performance will be at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. See directions