Performances & Tickets

2018-2019 Season

Exciting premieres. Audience favorites. Don’t miss any of Oakland Ballet’s wonderful 2018-2019 season performances.

Spring 2019

Jazz Vistas

April 5, 2019 – 8:00 pm
April 6, 2019 – 3:00 pm
April 6, 2019 – 8:00 pm

Florence Schwimley Theater
at Berkeley High

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A program of new works inspired by the melodies of the West Coast Blues and Oakland’s musical Jazz and Blues heritage.

Starring vocalist Tiffany Austin and musicians from the Oaktown Jazz Workshop.

Also featuring Graham Lustig’s VISTA danced to the music of John Lurie and the Lounge Lizards.


May 30, 2019 – 7:30 pm
May 31, 2019 – 7:30 pm
June 1, 2019 – 3:00 pm
June 1, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center
at Laney College, Oakland

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A fun, fast-paced, and family-friendly performance inspired by tales from Kipling’s The Jungle Book. With guest performances by San Francisco based Bharatanatyam company, Nava Dance Theatre.


A festive celebration of East Bay dance featuring a diverse array of dance groups from all different styles.

June 2, 2019 – 4:00 pm

Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center
at Laney College, Oakland

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Fall 2018

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.

Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker. Photo by John Hefti