The new San Diego Ballet, a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization, was founded in 1991 in close association with Robin Sherertz Morgan’s San Diego School of Ballet and featuring a strong contemporary repertory created by resident choreographer, Javier Velasco.
San Diego Ballet has a large varied repertoire and continues to enjoy growth and critical acclaim with original pieces such as Mambomania (music of Perez Prado), Luna Lunera (with poetry of Garcia Lorca and music composed by David Burge), Opus Swing (to music of Ellington, Miller and Goodman), Sweet Dreams (to the music of Patsy Cline), The Brontes, (a musical based on the lives of the three historical sisters). Balanchine’s works include Serenade,Concerto Barroco and Rubies. More classical pieces include Nutcracker, Flower Festival, Paquita, Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Romeo & Juliet. The San Diego Ballet has collaborated with the San Diego Symphony, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, and San Diego Camarada during their seasons as well as dance organizations such as Culture Shock and others.
San Diego Ballet’s educational outreach program reaches over 12,000 every year in innovated programs designed for K-12. San Diego Ballet is also a touring company and includes yearly tours to the Mid and Southwest states. San Diego Ballet has been voted #1 dance troupe by the reader’s poll of the San Diego Union/Tribune, Signonsandiego.com and BestOf San Diego.com.