Eat, Pray, Dance

November 8th, Saturday, 2014, 12:55 am

California Ballet Company dancer John Velasco spent his summer vacation traveling in Italy. He spent his time experiencing the culture, cuisine, and art that the birthplace of the Western Renaissance has to offer. His most memorable experiences were in Florence, home of the famed Medici family, Botticelli, Michelangelo, and Donatello. Mr. Velasco came away from…

Online & Still En Point – California Ballet Newsletter

October 31st, Friday, 2014, 8:18 pm

En Pointe for a 47th Season! Fall 2014 – Vol. 22 No. 1 Welcome to the fall edition of Our Pointe, California Ballet Company’s quarterly newsletter. In this issue we take a look at the upcoming season, chat with Regisseur Denise Dabrowski about her Giselle experiences, learn why the Civic Theatre is so magical, and more! Curl…

Giselle: Ballet at its Finest

October 24th, Friday, 2014, 8:23 pm

Giselle ou Les Willis ou quoi? Written by: John Velasco Paris, the City of Lights, of the Eiffel Tower and baguettes, of the Mona Lisa and Monets, romantic riverboats and one famously captivating cathedral. Paris is also the city where one of the most iconic ballets first premiered in 1841 to critical success, Giselle. In…

Life, Ballet, and Giselle

October 18th, Saturday, 2014, 12:05 am


California Ballet Company is just a couple weeks out from opening the season with the full length romantic classic Giselle at the San Diego Civic Theatre. The dancers have been hard at work, and are ready to impress on November 1st and 2nd! We caught up with California Ballet Regisseur and former Prima Ballerina Denise Dabrowski and…

Dancing in Mexico – California Ballet Soloist Oscar Burciaga

October 11th, Saturday, 2014, 8:08 pm


California Ballet Company dancers are several weeks into rehearsals for the first production of the company’s 47th season, Giselle. It wasn’t that long ago that everyone in San Diego was enjoying a sunny summer that can only be found on the California coast.  Summers provide a break between seasons here at California Ballet. We took…