2019 - 2020 Season
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Diablo Ballet’s 2019-2020 Season

Due to the COVID-19 Shelter in Place, the remainder of our 26th Season has been cancelled. Our 27th Season will be announced shortly and we hope to be back performing for you this November.

The 26th Season includes beautiful classic ballets by George Balanchine and Val Caniparoli, stunning contemporary works by award-winning choreographer, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Penny Saunders and Stanton Welch, a full length version of Coppélia accompanied live by the Diablo Symphony Orchestra, a classic holiday story by renowned dance maker Julia Adam and the classic and beloved story book ballet, The Sleeping Beauty.

Balanchine & Beyond

February 7 – 8, 2020

The second program of the season, Balanchine & Beyond, features the romantic Who Cares? By George Balanchine set to George Gershwin; the sweeping duet Berceuse by Penny Saunders; the lyrical Bach Suite for Strings by Sally Streets; the bravura Esmeralda Pas de Deux, variations and Coda; and dancer Michael Wells makes his choreographic debut with Forward Thinking set to Justin Levitt’s poetic composition which will be performed live.


March 20-21, 2020

Considered one of the best-loved classical ballets, this charming, lighthearted, romantic comedy in three acts staged by Artistic Director, Lauren Jonas, and company Regisseur, Joanna Berman, features a doll that comes to life, and a dash of magic. Perfect for all ages, Coppélia will be accompanied live by the Diablo Symphony Orchestra under Music Director and Conductor, Matilda Hofman.

Celebrated Masters

May 1 – 2, 2020

The season concludes with Celebrated Masters May 1-2, 2020, featuring the timeless fairy tale, The Sleeping Beauty with the glorious score by Tchaikovsky; the poignant Cylindrical Shadows by award-winning choreographer, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa; Australian choreographer and Artistic Director of Houston Ballet, Stanton Welch’s sweeping contemporary ballet, Orange; and the duet from Book of Alleged Dances by Val Caniparoli.

A Swingin’ Holiday & More

November 8 – 10, 2019

The 26th Season opening program features our annual hit, A Swingin’ Holiday by Broadway choreographer Sean Kelly with new dances added and accompanied live by the Diablo Ballet Swing Orchestra conducted by Greg Sudmeier. The program also features master choreographer, Julia Adam, who magically transforms a classic holiday story into a World Premiere ballet.