Getting to Know Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty

April 5th, Saturday, 2014, 9:32 pm

A lovely princess is cursed to die an early death by an offended evil fairy. Her spell is softened by a good fairy, and the would-be demise becomes a deep sleep. After 100 years of slumber, a prince fights his way to the Princess, kisses her awake, and the two live happily ever after. Sounds…

Sports & Arts – Birds of a Feather

March 22nd, Saturday, 2014, 6:19 pm


**The views and opinions in this article are expressly those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the California Ballet Company or indicate endorsement by said company.** It’s rare that I post an article on this blog that is a personal statement. I prefer to keep things even and educational, but…

Top 5 Choreographers of the 20th Century

March 8th, Saturday, 2014, 9:35 pm

The world of dance has a rich history of change and innovation, but these things cannot happen alone. You have to know where you’ve come from to know where you are going. California Ballet’s mission of preserving the classics while fostering new works is the embodiment of this concept. As we look forward to a…

Fun Facts About The Nutcraker

December 20th, Friday, 2013, 8:51 pm

As we enter our final weekend of The Nutcracker for 2013, we’d like to thank everyone who made California Ballet a part of their family holiday traditions. We love what we do, and we love sharing it with you! As a special treat, here are seven fun facts about The Nutcracker that you might not…

Arriving in Transylvania – California Ballet’s Dracula

October 24th, Thursday, 2013, 10:55 pm


Have you ever been at the theater and stopped and wondered, “How the heck did this show get put together?” If not, don’t worry. You’re not alone. A good ballet, musical, or drama will cause you to become so thoroughly lost in the story that you won’t stop to ponder such things. That’s what you have…