2021-2022 Season

Diablo Ballet’s 2021-2022 Season

Diablo Ballet will celebrate its 28th Season with a return to the stage this November to celebrate the holidays with Julia Adam’s expanded version of her magical, The Nutcracker Suite which will include students from Diablo Ballet School. Next February brings a world premiere of Cinderella’s Wedding by Julia Adam, the Diablo Ballet premiere of Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux by George Balanchine and a new work by company dancer Michael Wells. In April the company celebrates its 28th Anniversary with ballets from Penny Saunders, Val Caniparoli, Bruno Roque, Stanton Welch and an encore performance from Flames of Paris featuring the whole company, followed by a Gala Dinner with the dancers. The season ends next May with the full-length ballet Coppélia which will include students from Diablo Ballet School and accompanied live by the Diablo Symphony Orchestra.

Performances will be in-person at the Lesher Center for the Arts. A virtual option for each of our programs will be available.  Season Subscriptions are available now. Single tickets for The Nutcracker Suite are on sale now.  The remainder of the season will go on sale this November.  

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The Nutcracker Suite

November 12-13, 2021

The 28th Season opens with a new full-length production of Julia Adam’s smash holiday hit, The Nutcracker Suite. The Diablo family and their daughter Clara, return to the Nutcracker Suite at the Fairmont Hotel for another Christmas Eve adventure! Clara’s dream expands taking her on a magical journey through the land of sweets for a full-length evening of dance and will include students from Diablo Ballet School. See what unfolds in this whimsical ballet that will delight all ages.

Cinderella’s Wedding

February 11 – 12, 2022

The February program celebrates the new year with the glorious world premiere of Cinderella’s Wedding choreographed by Julia Adam and accompanied by Sergei Prokofiev’s romantic score reminding us that dreams really do come true; Diablo Ballet’s premiere of Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux by George Balanchine, which received its premiere in 1960 at the New York City Ballet, is an eight-minute display of ballet bravura and technique; and a world premiere by company dancer Michael Wells, his third work for the company.

28th Anniversary Performance

April 7, 2022

Celebrate Diablo Ballet’s 28th Season in style with a one-night only special performance featuring the company premiere of the intriguing Sur le Fil choreographed by Penny Saunders; the jazzy duet from Book of Alleged Dances by Val Caniparoli; a command performance of the humorous and exciting Frugivory created by Bruno Roque; also featured is Australian choreographer and Artistic Director of Houston Ballet, Stanton Welch’s sweeping contemporary ballet, Orange, set to music of Antonio Vivaldi, and the spectacular Flames of Paris staged by Lauren Jonas featuring the entire company for an exhilarating finale. 


May 20-21, 2022

Our final program of the season features the full-length, charming, romantic comedy, Coppélia staged and choreographed by Sean Kelly and Artistic Director, Lauren Jonas. The ballet features a brash young protagonist, a doll that comes to life, and a dash of magic. Perfect for all ages, Coppélia, will include students from Diablo Ballet School and be accompanied by the Diablo Symphony Orchestra under Music Director and Conductor, Matilda Hofman.