The Nutcracker: An American Holiday Tradition

December 9th, Tuesday, 2014, 6:48 pm


According to the Los Angeles Times, the Nutcracker is performed in 121 cities in the United States with more or less than 751 public productions. Ballet companies in the US know all too well what the final month of the calendar year brings: revenue. How did this initially critically panned work come to be known…

Thanksgiving at the Ballet

November 27th, Thursday, 2014, 2:11 am


The Nutcracker rehearsals are in full swing at the California Ballet! Fresh off the heels of our latest production, Giselle, the dancers have wasted no time preparing for their respective roles in the season’s biggest production. However we dancers aren’t all work and no play for this season also brings one of the company’s biggest…

Ballet Pip to Ballet Pro

November 22nd, Saturday, 2014, 1:13 am


Ballerinas are know for their grace, beauty, and athleticism. Rarely do you get a chance to hear one speak, and they are not generally known for their eloquence. Here’s a truth for you: Most ballerinas are unbelievably smart, well-spoken, and thoughtful. In this post, we provide you with a rare glimpse into a dancer’s mind…

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…