November 14, 2021—Among the holiday season Nutcracker performances shortened for the attention spans of younger audiences, serious dance fans might fear they'd find dumbed-down ballet. Not so with Diablo Ballet's The Nutcracker Suite. The challenging choreography, by Julia Adam, and Diablo's able dancers led by veteran Artistic Director Lauren...

October 27, 2021—San Francisco choreographer Alyssa Mitchel's previous work The Classroom celebrated her ties to education. As a math tutor, she has an avid interest in knowledge. Her newest work Here. Now. explores the knowing that comes from meditation. Comprised of six sections, each expressing an aspect of meditation, her newest piece will be...

September 30, 2021—Entering his final season with San Francisco Ballet as the longest-serving sole artistic director of a major ballet company, San Francisco Ballet Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson will be presented with the San Francisco Arts Medallion for his outstanding leadership in the arts. The award, created by...

August 18, 2021—Walnut Creek-based Diablo Ballet has announced the creation of a dance laboratory to assist talented local choreographers. The dance laboratory is the creation of dancer Felip Leon, who joined Diablo in 2016, to offer local choreographers the opportunity to explore and create new work. "I was inspired to create a new platform for...

After skipping a year in the pandemic, RAWdance's annual outdoor dance festival Choreofest has returned this summer drawing audiences eager to feel the presence of in-person dance perfornaces. Part of the annual Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, Choreofest this year is divided into three Saturday afternoons of three performances each day.

Love Stories is the fourth and final performance of Diablo's 27th season. Their last virtual performance before returning to the stage live next season, it was performed and recorded at Diablo Ballet Studio Theatre in Pleasant Hill on June 18. Love Stories features a balanced bill of romantic works, including Sean Kelly's version of the classic...