Performances

2022-2023 Season

Diablo Ballet’s 2022-2023 Season

Join us for our exciting 29th season of bringing the power of dance to you with thrilling ballets featuring a brand-new production of Shakespeare’s magical and enchanting A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Julia Adam, set to Felix Mendelssohn’s beautiful score, the magic and artistry of the legendary Swan Lake featuring highlights from the ballet including the White and Black Swan divertissements, an expanded version of the smash holiday hit, The Nutcracker Suite by Julia Adam, the thrilling Tarantella, by George Balanchine, the company premiere of the festive Confetti by Gerald Arpino the former Artistic Associate of the Joffrey Ballet, and the classical ballet Paquita featuring the whole company. Also included is the return of Orange choreographed by Stanton Welch, Artistic Director of the Houston Ballet, a command performance of the glorious Sur le Fil by Penny Saunders, and a new work by company dancer and choreographer Michael Wells.

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 and Single tickets are available now. 

The Nutcracker Suite

November 11-12, 2022

Diablo Ballet’s 29th Season opens with the expanded version of the holiday hit The Nutcracker Suite, by Julia Adam. The Diablo family and their daughter Clara return to the Nutcracker Suite at the Fairmont Hotel for a perfect Christmas Eve family adventure. This whimsical full-length ballet will include students from Diablo Ballet School.

Swan Lake Suite

February 10 – 11, 2023

The magic and artistry of the legendary ballet Swan Lake comes to Diablo Ballet audiences this February, featuring highlights from Act 1, White Swan and Black Swan Pas de Deux, variations, and coda featuring the entire company, accompanied by the legendary score by Tchaikovsky. Also included in the program is the thrilling Tarantella by George Balanchine and set to the Grande Tarantelle by Louis Moreau Gottschalk; a command performance of the glorious Sur Le Fil by Penny Saunders; and a new work by company dancer and choreographer, Michael Wells and Derion Loman who was featured on “So You Think You Can Dance” and “World of Dance”.

29th Anniversary Performance

March 31, 2023

Celebrate Diablo Ballet’s 29th Anniversary with a performance featuring Diablo Ballet’s premiere of the festive Confetti by Gerald Arpino, the former Artistic Associate of the Joffrey Ballet, in honor of his 100th Anniversary celebration; the classical ballet Paquita featuring the whole company; and Elevator Operator, by company dancer Amanda Farris, Diablo Ballet’s first Dance Laboratory choreographer winner. The celebration continues immediately following the performance with a dinner and a champagne toast with the dancers at The Garden (formerly Scott’s Garden).

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

May 26-27, 2023

A brand new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Julia Adam based on Shakespeare’s charming story of a world where humans encounter the realm of magic. With lush costumes and sets, the ballet will be set to Felix Mendelssohn’s beautiful score. The program will also feature an encore performance of Orange by the Artistic Director of the Houston Ballet, Stanton Welch, set to the music of Antonio Vivaldi.