Swan Lake Suite

February 10 - 11, 2023

Diablo Ballet celebrates the new year and Valentine’s Day with the second program of our season, Swan Lake Suite.

All performances will be offered in person with a virtual option as well. For the Lesher Center for the Arts Swan Lake Suite main ticketing page, click here.  The performance runs 1 hour and 30 mins with a 15 minute intermission.

Please note: to avoid ticket scams, please purchase your tickets directly through the Lesher Center for the Arts website or Ticket office. Lesher Center Ticket office is the only official purchase point for Diablo Ballet’s tickets. Purchases through a third party site will not guarantee entrance or seating at our performances. Any questions, contact Diablo Ballet at (925) 943-1775 x 2 or the Lesher Center ticket office at (925) 943-SHOW.

In-theatre performances will be performed at the Lesher Center for the Arts in the Hofmann Theatre February 10 – 11, 2023.

Virtual performances will be a recording of the live performance and will be available for viewing February 17 – 26, 2023. By purchasing a household ticket, you can watch the performance as many times as you like, whenever you like within those 10 days.

Senior communities – please contact dan@diabloballet.org for assistance with your tickets.

Click here to read through the Lesher Center for the Arts updated safety guidelines. 

Click here to read the Swan Lake Suite program

Swan Lake Suite

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Based on Marius Petipa

Featuring selections from Swan Lake including the Black Swan Pas de Deux, White Swan Pas de Deux, Coda and Variations. Originally choreographed by Marius Petipa in 1895, this classic ballet will be staged for the full company. The poetry of this timeless ballet and majestic score by Tchaikovsky will showcase the Diablo Ballet dancer’s stamina and training.


Music: Grand Tarantelle for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 67 by Louis Moreau Gottschalk/Hershy Kay
Choreography: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Created in 1964 for New York City Ballet principal dancers Patricia McBride and Edward Villella, Balanchine’s Tarantella is an explosive pas de Deux which showcases the ways in which Balanchine expanded the traditional vocabulary of classical dance. The music is based on the Grande Tarantelle of the New Orleans pianist-composer Louis Gottschalk and orchestrated by Hershy Kay.

Sur le Fil

Music: Michael Wall, Yann Tiersen, Moondog
Choreography: Penny Saunders

A command performance of Penny Saunders’ Sur le Fil which premiered with Tulsa Ballet 2 in 2018.  The ballet was inspired by Saunders’ thoughts around the mischievousness nature of life, and the common reality we share of having personal secrets that we would prefer kept in the dark.

Echoes Through Time

Music: Original Composition by Michael Wall
Choreography: Michael Wells & Derion Loman

Company Dancer and choreographer Michael Wells and Derion Loman who was featured on “World of Dance” create their second world premiere together for Diablo Ballet. This new work by longtime friends and collaborators is a journey through various perspectives. It questions the concept of time being linear as it relates to perspective and connection to other beings. How we perceive movements and the intentions behind them, and how the world then perceives us.


The virtual presentation will be a recording of the live performance and will be available for viewing Friday, February 17, 2023 at 9:00 am PST through Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 9:00 pm PST. One ticket per household.  Tickets can be purchased through Sunday, February 26 at 7:00 pm PST.