Diablo Ballet is an award-winning, internationally recognized, professional dance company committed to enriching, inspiring, and educating children and adults through the art of dance. It has always been an important objective of Diablo Ballet to have a Ballet School associated with the Company and now that dream has become a reality.
The Diablo Ballet School is the first in Contra Costa County’s history to be run by a professional ballet company. The School begins teaching students from ages 3 through 6 where pre-ballet lays the foundation for further study of classical ballet. Beginning at age seven (or turning seven during the school year), students are placed in Level 1 and advance according to age, experience, and ability, with Level 5 being the advanced students.
Diablo Ballet School has a dual mission: to train classical ballet dancers who wish to pursue a professional career in ballet and to offer young children and adults in the Bay Area an introduction to classical ballet and the joy of dance.
Our goal is to provide a healthy and enjoyable learning environment.
We are excited to announce the launch of Diablo Ballet’s Professional Trainee Program! This invitation only program is open to Ballet Level 5 students who wish to pursue a career as a professional ballet dancer. Click here for more information!
We are thrilled to have Joanna Berman, former principal dancer at San Francisco Ballet, teaching on opening day of the Diablo Ballet School! Ms. Berman will be teaching the Ballet Level 5 class on Monday, August 26th from 5-8pm with Raymond Tilton. Level 4 students are invited to come 30 minutes prior to their class to join in the barre warm up. Level 3 students will be invited to watch the last 30 minutes during their scheduled class.