2020-2021 Season

Diablo Ballet’s 2020-2021 Season

The 2020-21 Season will feature the return of master choreographer Julia Adam’s holiday hit, The Nutcracker Suite and her witty and sophisticated fairytale centric, Once Upon a Time; the joyous and energetic Who Cares? choreographed by George Balanchine; the emotional and romantic duet from Christopher Wheeldon’s Carousel (A Dance); a new work by company dancer Michael Wells; the variations and coda from the timeless The Sleeping Beauty and the full length version of Coppélia accompanied live by the Diablo Symphony Orchestra and more.

The Nutcracker Suite

November 13-14, 2020

The 27th Season opens with the return of Julia Adam’s smash holiday hit, The Nutcracker Suite. The Diablo family and their daughter Clara book the Nutcracker Suite at the Fairmont Hotel on Nob Hill for Christmas Eve. See what unfolds in this whimsical ballet that will delight every member of the family.

Balanchine & Beyond

February 5-6, 2021

The second program of the season, Balanchine & Beyond, features the joyous and energetic Who Cares?
choreographed by George Balanchine and composed by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky; the romantic duet, Carousel (A Dance) choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon inspired by the Broadway Musical “Carousel”; the return of the hauntingly beautiful Berceuse by Penny Saunders; the comedic Frugivory by choreographer Bruno Roque, commissioned for Seattle Dance Collective; a new work by company dancer Michael Wells; and the Pas de Deux, variations and coda from the timeless fairytale, The Sleeping Beauty featuring the entire company.

Once Upon a Time

April 9-10, 2021

The season continues with the return of Julia Adam’s witty and sophisticated Once Upon a Time, where a young man accidentally finds himself as the male lead in everyone’s favorite classic fairytales such as Cinderella, Snow White, Alice in Wonderland and Little Red Riding Hood. With the introduction of new characters and fun plot twists, this full-length ballet will leave audiences of all ages believing in happily ever after.


May 28-29, 2021

Considered one of the best-loved classical ballets, this charming, lighthearted, romantic comedy staged by Artistic Director, Lauren Jonas, and Broadway choreographer, Sean Kelly, features a brash young protagonist, a doll that comes to life, and a dash of magic. Perfect for all ages, Coppélia will be accompanied by the Diablo Symphony Orchestra and include students from Diablo Ballet School.