Performances & Tickets

2018 Fall Season

Oakland Ballet Company’s 2018 fall season includes the return of our community favorites along with the premiere of an exciting new ballet!


Luna Mexicana

November 2, 2018 – 7:30 pm
November 3, 2018 – 4:00 pm

The Paramount Theatre, Oakland

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A dance and music celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)! This family friendly performance is filled with spirited dancing, live music, colorful costumes, and a festive atmosphere.

This year’s Luna Mexicana program will include the world premiere of Viva la Vida! a new ballet celebrating the life and artistry of iconic Mexican artist, Frida Khalo – created by Artistic Director Graham Lustig in collaboration with Martín Romero, Artistic Director of Ballet Folklórico México Danza.

Also on the program:
– Oakland Ballet Company’s Luna Mexicana ballet
– Ballet Folklórico México Danza
– Nahui Ehekatl & Co. Aztec dance company
– And more!

Alysia Chang as Luna in “Luna Mexicana.” Photo by Dan Dion


 Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker

December 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm
December 22, 2018 at 5:00 pm
December 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm

The Paramount Theatre, Oakland
With live music by the Oakland Symphony and Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir.

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Experience holiday magic at Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker. Join Marie and her charming Nutcracker Prince as they battle the King of the Rats and then get swept away by dancing snowflakes to the magical Land of the Sweets. Brimming with holiday magic, spritely dancing, magnificent scenery, and colorful costumes – all to Tchaikovsky’s brilliant score performed by the Oakland Symphony – Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker is the perfect way to kick off your holiday season.

2019 Spring Season

Oakland Ballet Company’s 2019 spring season begins with the return of Jangala and finishes with a program of new, contemporary works!


A family-friendly performance telling the story of Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” through a beautiful mix of ballet and Indian Bharatanatyam dance.

2019 Jangala performance dates to be announced in January 2019.

2019 Spring Repertory Program

An exciting program featuring new ballets choreographed by a diverse array of Bay Area choreographers. More information about the 2019 spring repertory program will be announced in January 2019.

May 30, 7:30 pm
May 31, 7:30 pm

June 1, 2:30 pm
June 1, 7:30 PM
Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center, Laney College, Oakland


An festive celebration of East Bay dance featuring a diverse array of dance groups from all different styles. More information about East Bay DANCES will be announced in January 2019.

June 2, 4:00 pm
Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center, Laney College, Oakland