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Diablo Ballet's 29th Anniversary Gala


Diablo Ballet celebrates its 29th Anniversary with a one-night only performance featuring  the premiere of Confetti by Gerald Arpino in honor of his Centennial Celebration, Paquita and the premiere of company dancer, Amanda Farris’ ballet, Elevator Operator. This special performance kicks off with the premiere of Confetti by Gerald Arpino, the former Artistic Associate of the Joffrey Ballet, in honor of his Centennial Celebration on what would have been his 100th birthday. The ballet will be staged by former Joffrey Ballet principal and Artistic Director of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Tom Mossbrocker.  Also included is the premiere of Elevator Operator, winner of Diablo Ballet’s Dance Laboratory 2022, choreographed by company dancer Amanda Farris, which will mark her first work for the Company.  Rounding out the program, the Company performs the classic Paquita. The ballet is the creation of French composer Édouard Deldevez and Paris Opéra Ballet Master Joseph Mazilier and staged for the first time in Russia in 1847 for the Imperial Ballet of St. Petersburg by Marius Petipa. Paquita will be staged by Artistic Director Lauren Jonas and Company regisseur and former principal dancer with the San Francisco Ballet Pierre Francois Vilanoba, and will feature the entire company in a bravura finale.

 March 31 st at 6:30 pm

Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive in Walnut Creek.

Single tickets are on sale now ($25 - $52) with senior and youth pricing available. Get your tickets now and take advantage of early bird pricing through March 8.

VIRTUAL OPTION:   Streaming April 7 - 16, 2023 and available for viewing at any time during this timeframe. Virtual tickets are on sale now through March 8 for the early bird price of $32 per household. On March 9, the price will increase to $37 per household.

For performance tickets, call 925-943-SHOW (7469) or visit or

Immediately following the performance, the night continues at Diablo Ballet’s 29th Anniversary Celebration at The Garden (formerly Scott’s Garden).  Join us for dinner with the dancers, a silent auction, champagne toast and dessert.


Date & Time

March 31, 2023

6:30PM - 8:00PM


Hofmann Theatre at the Lesher Center for the Arts - 1601 Civic Drive , Walnut Creek, CA, 94596 1601 Civic Drive Walnut Creek 94596 CA US

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$25 - $52

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